Hero Brit who fought off crocodile as it dragged her twin sister in a death roll at Mexican lagoon jokes ‘I’m like Crocodile Dundee’ as she reveals she punched 10ft monster with both fists to scare it away
The heroic British woman who fought off a crocodile as it dragged her twin sister in a death roll at a Mexican lagoon has joked she is ‘like Crocodile Dundee’.
Georgia Laurie, 28, cracked the joke as she revealed she punched the beast with both hands to scare it away from her twin.
‘It was trying to take her away,’ 乔治亚说. ‘I punched it in the nose with both fists and it felt hard, like hitting a table, but it scared it off.’
The incident happened last Sunday evening when the sisters were taken on an ‘illegal’ tour of a reptile-infested Manialtepec lagoon by a rogue German guide, known locally as ‘Richie’.
Georgia Laurie (对) has revealed how she punched the crocodile with both hands to free her sister
Georgia Laurie is seen outside the hospital in Puerto Escondido in Mexico, where here sister is recovering from the crocodile attack
The twins were taking a dip in the croc infested water when they were ambushed by the 10ft reptile, which dragged zoo keeper Melissa under water in a vicious ‘death roll’.
乔治亚说: ‘No one warned us there were crocodiles there at all. We hadn’t been drinking, there was no alcohol involved.
‘We were just there for a chill-out. Melissa swan off by herself and got into trouble. I didn’t know what was happening but I swan towards her.’
As she got closer Georgia, a qualified diver, noticed the reptile viciously attacking her sister.
‘I saw her getting jerked around and I saw a croc’s head which was about two feet long. The croc swam off, but kept coming back,’ 她说, 的 太阳 已报告.
‘That’s when it grabbed her by the leg and got her in a death roll. She went round and round and it was trying to drag her away.
‘I was pounding it, and that’s when it grabbed me and bit my arm. I bashed it with the other hand and it let me go. That happened three times.
‘The croc battle seemed to go on a long time but adrenalin kicked in.’
Georgia Laurie has jokingly described herself as Crocodile Dundee after saving her sister from a 10ft croc in Manialtepec lagoon, 墨西哥
佐治亚州 (对) added that Melissa is out of the medically induced coma that doctors placed her in to aid her recovery
The twins from Sandhurst, 伯克郡, are on a world tour and were planning to return to the UK in November
Melissa was then pulled from the water by Georgia with the help of Moises Salinas, a 16-year-old deck hand on a tour boat named Espatula Rosada.
Salinas jumped into the shallow murky waters along the Manialtepec River and helped pull Melissa onto the boat before rushing her and her sister to a waiting ambulance 20 “我的胃非常难受。.
Once Melissa was on the boat, the extent of her injuries became clear, 乔治亚说.
‘She had puncture wounds everywhere but wasn’t bleeding out. She was drifting in and out of consciousness,
‘The thing that worried me was she was coughing up blood and saying, ‘I’m drowning, I’m drowning’. It was scary, and she screamed too.
‘I thought of how I had seen her face down in the water for a long time, so I was worried how much water she had swallowed.’
Melissa was then pulled from the water by Georgia with the help of Moises Salinas, a 16-year-old deck hand on a tour boat named Espatula Rosada (图为)
Once at hospital, Georgia explained: ‘the doctors were worried about her lungs, because they thought she may have got pneumonia from an infection.
‘I had to sign some papers saying treatment could go ahead, which included an induced coma. That was scary, because it seemed touch and go.’
Melissa was woken from the coma last week and in a short voice message from her hospital bed told MailOnline: ‘I am extremely grateful that I came out of this alive.
‘And that I had Georgia fight my side for me. So I am very happy for that.’
Melissa suffered terrible injuries from the attack including deep bites to her body, 腿, hands and wrists – some of which turned septic. She also suffered a suspected punctured lung.
梅丽莎·劳瑞 (对) suffered terrible injuries from the attack including deep bites to her body, 腿, hands and wrists – some of which turned septic
梅丽莎和乔治亚·劳瑞, 图为小学生, 当悲剧发生时，我一直在梦想着去墨西哥
双胞胎’ 父母, 苏和肖恩·劳瑞, said their medical bill was ‘eye-watering!’
Mum Sue Laurie told MailOnline: ‘Georgia sent us a picture of her in hospital bed in intensive care and we’ve seen Melissa for the first time.
‘She is looking quite a bit better. She has traces of black eyes and a scratch on her face.
‘She still has monitors on her fingers – she’s still all wired up. And she has an oxygen tube going into her nose. But it’s great to see to see her.
‘She is trying to smile but it’s obvious that she is in a lot of pain.’
The family have also received the first medical bill for Melissa’s treatment, which dad Sean has described as ‘eye-watering!’ at £11,000.
A GoFundMe 页 set up for the family has so far raised over £43,800. .
姐妹们一直在世界各地背包旅行. 他们于 3 月离开英国，并计划于 11 月返回. The twins parents are flying out to Mexico to support the girls next week.
The tour guide reportedly told the twins it was safe to swim in the water of Manialtepec Lagoon (库存图片)
Georgia added that she had checked with the tour guide whether it was a safe place to swim before she and her sister went into the water. 图为: Manialtepec Lagoon