A British woman rescued her identical twin sister from the jaws of a crocodile by repeatedly punching the reptile. The twins had taken a boat trip to the Manialtepec Lagoon in Mexico, which is a coastal lagoon described as a bioluminescence natural phenomenon.
Twins Melissa and Georgia Laurie, both 28, were swimming in the lagoon at night 10 miles from Puerto Escondido when a crocodile attacked Melissa and dragged her beneath the water.
When Georgia called out for her sister and didn't get any reply, she dived under the water to search for her. She found Melissa floating face-down on the surface after several minutes of frantic searching.
Georgia then took her sister in her arms and swam to the beat. However, the crocodile attacked them again. Georgia punched the wild beast until it let go.
Both the women suffered terrible bite injuries while Melissa came close to drowning. They were rushed to the hospital where Melissa is still in a coma.
Their mother Sue Laurie told Daily Mail, "We have twin daughters who are travelling around Mexico were attacked by a crocodile last night. 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."
Dad Sean said, "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."
He added, "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. They had left the UK in March and planned to return in November. Their parents are now considering whether they should fly to Mexico to bring them home.