A BRITISH lady is combating for her life after being rescued from the jaws of a crocodile by her similar twin sister in Mexico.
Melissa Laurie, 28, was struck by the beast and dragged underwater whereas she was swimming in a lagoon at night time together with her twin Georgia.
Swimmers who go to the Manialtepec Lagoon are warned that there are crocodiles that may develop as much as ten ft lengthy[/caption]
Georgia discovered her sister floating face-down on the floor of the water, 10 miles from Puerto Escondido – which is a well-liked browsing resort.
However as she carried her twin to security, the crocodile attacked the women once more – however Georgia was in a position to fend off the predator and swim to the boat.
Their mum, from from Sandhurst, in Berkshire, mentioned each women had horrible chew marks – whereas Melissa stays in a coma.
Mum Sue Laurie advised MailOnline: “Now we have twin daughters who’re travelling round Mexico have been attacked by a crocodile final night time.
“Melissa is alive, however we don’t know if her accidents are life-threatening or not.
“She has water on her lungs and she or he has been coughing up blood. So we don’t know if she has a punctured lung or not.
“She has been put right into a medically induced coma.”
The pair had been on a ship journey to the Manialtepec Lagoon – which is thought for its distinctive glowing bioluminescent waters at night time.
Their dad Sean mentioned: “They have been swimming after darkish within the bioluminescent waters when Georgia heard Melissa cry out.
“She referred to as for her however she didn’t reply. She might hear different members of the tour group however not didn’t hear something from her sister.
“After a number of minutes she discovered Melissa floating face down on the floor. However when she was bringing her again to the boat the crocodile attacked once more.
“Georgia needed to struggle it off. She saved punching it within the head. She suffered lacerations, chew wounds too.”
Swimmers who go to the Manialtepec Lagoon are warned that crocodiles that may develop as much as ten ft lengthy dwell within the lagoon.
Regardless of the warnings, the twins’ father claims that the sisters have been assured by their tour firm that there have been no crocodiles within the water.
The twins had been spending the previous few months travelling the world – after leaving the UK in March.
However following the ordeal, their mother and father are actually contemplating flying out to Mexico to convey them house.
A Overseas Workplace spokeswoman mentioned: “We’re supporting the household of two British girls who’re in hospital in Mexico, and are involved with the native authorities.”
Earlier this 12 months, a canine was filmed being attacked and dragged underwater to its loss of life by a crocodile in India.
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A clip filmed on the scene exhibits the whimpering canine ingesting from Chambal River in Rajasthan, India, as the massive reptile will get nearer.
Within the video, the crocodile may be seen lurking beneath the floor of the water, however the thirsty animal doesn’t appear to note the hazard.
The canine continues to wander by means of shallow water on the river financial institution and other people may be heard speaking to one another as they movie the upcoming assault.