A British woman is in a coma after being rescued from a crocodile attack by her twin sister close to a popular browsing resort in Mexico.
Melissa and Georgia Laurie, 28, had been swimming by evening in a lagoon 10 miles from the resort city of Puerto Escondido when the attack occurred, in keeping with their household.
The ladies’s mom, Sue Laurie, from Sandhurst, Berkshire, stated Melissa, a zookeeper, remained in a medically-induced coma.
“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 advised Mail Online.
Melissa and her sister even have extreme chew accidents.
The household stated Melissa was dragged under the water by the crocodile and rescued minutes later by her sister, however the pair had been attacked once more as they headed to their boat.
The pair had been a part of a gaggle tour to the Manialtepec Lagoon, recognized for its bioluminescent plankton, which give off a vibrant blue and inexperienced glow.
Nocturnal boat excursions to the lagoon are extremely popular, however swimmers are warned crocodiles inhabit the realm.
However the twins’ father, Sean, stated the sisters had been assured by their tour firm that it was secure to swin in the water.
When the preliminary attack occurred, Georgia, an skilled diver, heard her sister cry out and bravely went under the floor to search out her.
She discovered her floating face-down a number of minutes later, in keeping with Mr Laurie, a 63-year-old enterprise advisor.
But as she was bringing her sister again to the boat, the crocodile struck once more.
“Georgia had to fight it off. She kept punching it in the head. She suffered lacerations, bite wounds too,” Mr Laurie advised Mail Online.
“It was only because she is a diver and has life-saving experience that she was able to save her.”
The sisters left the UK to go back-packing world wide in March and had deliberate to return in November.
Mr and Mrs Laurie at the moment are contemplating whether or not to journey to Mexico, which is on the UK’s amber listing, to return them dwelling.
A Foreign Office spokeswoman advised The Telegraph: “We are supporting the family of two British women who are in hospital in Mexico, and are in contact with the local authorities.”