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British Woman Punches Crocodile Until It Releases Her Twin Sister (Pix) by ogbiwa: 11:25am On Jun 08
A British woman rescued from the jaws of a crocodile by her twin sister who punched the reptile away is reportedly fighting for her life in a hospital in Mexico.

The animal dragged Melissa Laurie, 28, beneath the water as she was swimming in a lagoon at night with her twin Georgia.

Georgia called out for her sister and dived under water to search for her when she didn't reply.

She found Melissa floating face-down on the surface after several minutes of frantic searching about 10 miles from Puerto Escondido, a surfing resort popular with British holidaymakers.

But as she cradled her sister in her arms and swam to the boat, the crocodile attacked the women again as Georgia fought it off, punching the predator until it let go, the Mail Online reports.

The sisters' mother Sue Laurie, from Sandhurst, in Berkshire, said both women had terrible bite injuries.

Sue said both sisters were rushed to hospital where Melissa, a zookeeper, remains in a coma after coming close to drowning.

"We have twin daughters who are travelling around Mexico were attacked by a crocodile last night," she said.

"Melissa is alive, but we don't know if her injuries are life-threatening or not.

"She has water on her lungs and she has been coughing up blood. So we don't know if she has a punctured lung or not.

"She has been put into a medically induced coma."

Her father Sean added: "Georgia fought off the crocodile.

"It was only because she is a diver and has life-saving experience that she was able to save her.

"So she went under looking for her. She was very brave.

"After several minutes she found Melissa floating face down on the surface.

"But when she was bringing her back to the boat the crocodile attacked again.

"Georgia had to fight it off. She kept punching it in the head. She suffered lacerations, bite wounds too."

The twins had taken a boat trip to the Manialtepec Lagoon, which is a coastal lagoon described as a bioluminescence natural phenomenon.

Despite the warnings, the twins' father claims that the sisters were assured by their tour company that there were no crocodiles in the water.

Mr Laurie, 63, a business consultant, explained: "The girls asked specifically if it was safe to go swimming and the guide had said it was."

The sisters had been backpacking around the world, having left the UK in March and had planned to return in November.

However their parents are now considering whether they need to fly out to Mexico to bring them home.

A Foreign Office spokeswoman said: "We are supporting the family of two British women who are in hospital in Mexico, and are in contact with the local authorities."

https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/brit-28-fighting-life-twin-24269195

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Re: British Woman Punches Crocodile Until It Releases Her Twin Sister (Pix) by Designandbuild1: 11:26am On Jun 08
Wow she's brave. Quick recovery to the injured. Wetin people dey find for water I'll never know embarassed Me and water are not best mates.

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Re: British Woman Punches Crocodile Until It Releases Her Twin Sister (Pix) by Ammishaddai: 11:29am On Jun 08
Quite unfortunate. Wish them speedy recovery.

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Re: British Woman Punches Crocodile Until It Releases Her Twin Sister (Pix) by lilvicky68(m): 11:33am On Jun 08
The last crocodile I kicked ran away..I for punch am..

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Re: British Woman Punches Crocodile Until It Releases Her Twin Sister (Pix) by istina: 11:36am On Jun 08
Jesu!
Omo, when it's not yet ur time to die nothing can kill you..

A very Brave twin sister

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Re: British Woman Punches Crocodile Until It Releases Her Twin Sister (Pix) by longetivity(m): 11:38am On Jun 08
Bastard crocodile, these twins got more balls than Buhari

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Re: British Woman Punches Crocodile Until It Releases Her Twin Sister (Pix) by abaimuyi(m): 11:41am On Jun 08
This one na superwoman

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Re: British Woman Punches Crocodile Until It Releases Her Twin Sister (Pix) by Anter: 11:52am On Jun 08
She is very brave

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Re: British Woman Punches Crocodile Until It Releases Her Twin Sister (Pix) by Nuelito: 11:54am On Jun 08
Kudos to her....the sister is very lucky oh.

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Re: British Woman Punches Crocodile Until It Releases Her Twin Sister (Pix) by Chloraseptic: 11:54am On Jun 08
Buhari is the Crocodile and Nigeria is pinned between its teeth... I wish punches could work on him.

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Re: British Woman Punches Crocodile Until It Releases Her Twin Sister (Pix) by tillaman(m): 12:59pm On Jun 08
Wonder Woman

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Re: British Woman Punches Crocodile Until It Releases Her Twin Sister (Pix) by protector: 1:08pm On Jun 08
She was very brave to try save her sister. If it were some people, they would had swum far away from the scene. Hope they recover soon.

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Re: British Woman Punches Crocodile Until It Releases Her Twin Sister (Pix) by TheFacelessMan: 1:22pm On Jun 08
shocked

I once had a near-death experience with a man-eating crocodile.



I was on honeymoon with the love of my life.

We were on a canoe fishing in River Limpopo, off the coast of Mozambique.

Her name was Zubby, and she was the most beautiful girl I had ever seen... she had a heart of pure gold cry

cry


There she was smiling, her hand cutting a path in the water....then she touched a rather large tree branch floating on the surface.

The bark of the "log" seemed rather rough and I saw the branch come to life a split second before i shouted ;

"ZUBBY!!!!!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!" shocked shocked shocked

The crocodile violently rammed our canoe and rocking us back and forth, almost capsizing.

She was trembling in my arms and I was thanking my lucky stars when I felt something wet beneath my feet undecided

I looked down and I saw the nightmare of sailors world- wide : a leaking boat / ship shocked shocked shocked shocked.

The shore, 25 metres away and I knew we either had to wait for our death or risk swimming in the crocodile-infested waters



The water was fast rising, at our ankles when I made a decision, we had to abandon ship, so to speak.

" Follow my lead ", I said, as I dived into the murky brown water. undecided undecided

We had been swimming for 10 metres without incident, half way to the shore when I heard a blood-curdling scream! shocked shocked shocked

To be continued HERE! shocked shocked shocked

https://www.nairaland.com/6593212/river-death#102507545

Culled from "The Memoirs of The Faceless Man" cool

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Re: British Woman Punches Crocodile Until It Releases Her Twin Sister (Pix) by Gabavac: 1:22pm On Jun 08
Oh wow

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Re: British Woman Punches Crocodile Until It Releases Her Twin Sister (Pix) by channelstravel: 1:22pm On Jun 08
Brave woman. I hope her sister gets well. Very brave act.

Catherine The Great once said "I beg you take courage; the brave soul can mend even disaster.". Apt!

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Re: British Woman Punches Crocodile Until It Releases Her Twin Sister (Pix) by GreaterFuture(m): 1:22pm On Jun 08
Really unFortunate

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Re: British Woman Punches Crocodile Until It Releases Her Twin Sister (Pix) by ednut1(m): 1:22pm On Jun 08
You will leave your country to go risk your life. These oyinbos no get sense

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Re: British Woman Punches Crocodile Until It Releases Her Twin Sister (Pix) by Authoreety: 1:22pm On Jun 08
Na so
Re: British Woman Punches Crocodile Until It Releases Her Twin Sister (Pix) by BruncleZuma: 1:22pm On Jun 08
Olotu-ere
Re: British Woman Punches Crocodile Until It Releases Her Twin Sister (Pix) by nextBIGthing: 1:23pm On Jun 08
Real bitch
Re: British Woman Punches Crocodile Until It Releases Her Twin Sister (Pix) by MorataFC: 1:23pm On Jun 08
Woooow, thank God for her and for she grin

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Re: British Woman Punches Crocodile Until It Releases Her Twin Sister (Pix) by MorataFC: 1:24pm On Jun 08
nextBIGthing:
H
H for what?
Re: British Woman Punches Crocodile Until It Releases Her Twin Sister (Pix) by KanuSE: 1:24pm On Jun 08
Two dumb girls
Re: British Woman Punches Crocodile Until It Releases Her Twin Sister (Pix) by Angrygoat: 1:24pm On Jun 08
Na only mouth e get na. So why not
Re: British Woman Punches Crocodile Until It Releases Her Twin Sister (Pix) by inumidun2010(m): 1:24pm On Jun 08
ADRENALINE RUSH
Re: British Woman Punches Crocodile Until It Releases Her Twin Sister (Pix) by Goldenheart(m): 1:25pm On Jun 08
shocked
Re: British Woman Punches Crocodile Until It Releases Her Twin Sister (Pix) by osuofia2(m): 1:25pm On Jun 08
CC
Zzor
pocochantas.
no be to de form feminist up and down. make nna see real actions

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Re: British Woman Punches Crocodile Until It Releases Her Twin Sister (Pix) by b3llo(m): 1:25pm On Jun 08
Hell has no fury for a woman's anger

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Re: British Woman Punches Crocodile Until It Releases Her Twin Sister (Pix) by alexsoftwork(m): 1:25pm On Jun 08
She leaned that from dj Khaled grin

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