A British woman traveling to Mexico is said to be fighting for a living after she and her twin sister were attacked by a crocodile over the weekend.
Melissa and Georgia Laurie, 28, were hospitalized following the incident.
Speaking exclusively to the Daily Mail on Monday, the parents of the identical twins, Sue and Sean Laurie, said Melissa was in a induced coma, although both women suffered bites.
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“Melissa is alive, but we don’t know whether her injuries are life threatening or not,” their mother told the outlet.
According to the site, the couple were swimming at night in the Manialtepec lagoon, known for its bioluminescent waters.
A lagoon boat ride and swim are listed on TripAdvisor for just $ 33 per adult.
The lagoon is also about 10 miles from Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, a popular tourist spot.
According to The Guardian, the twins’ sister – Hana, 33 – said Georgia was awake and noted that a tour guide the twins had booked turned out to be “unregistered.”
Although Sean Laurie said his daughters were assured by their tour guide that the lagoon was safe to enter, Melissa was pulled underwater by the animal.
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After searching for her sister, Georgia then found Melissa floating “face down” on the surface of the lagoon.
As she moved to save her sister, the crocodile attacked again and Georgia – a diver – fired back, punching him until he let go.
“Georgia fought the crocodile,” Sean Laurie, 63, told the Daily Mail.
The Lauries did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
The Daily Mail said the parents were considering flying to Mexico to bring their daughters back to Britain.
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“We are supporting the family of two British women hospitalized in Mexico and in contact with local authorities,” the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office told Fox News on Tuesday.
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