A British woman fighting for her life in a Mexican hospital after being rescued from her crocodile’s jaw by her identical twin sister.
Melissa Laurie, 28, was swimming in the lagoon at night with her twin Georgia, 10 miles from Puerto Escondido, a popular surfing resort for British vacationers.
In the turmoil, Georgia called out to her sister, and when she didn’t reply, she jumped into the water to find her.
Desperately obsessed in the dark, she found Melissa lying flat on the surface of the water after a few minutes of desperate search.
Melissa Laurie (left) was swimming in a wild boar at night when she was attacked by a crocodile, and her sister Georgia followed her.
Despite warnings of a 10-foot crocodile lurking beneath the surface, tourists flock to the Manualtepek Lagoon (pictured) and swim in the dark, glowing waters.
The crocodile attacked both sisters walking towards the shore, forcing Georgia to punch several times to escape (stock image).
But as she held her sister in her arms and swam towards the boat, as Georgia fought, the crocodile attacked the woman again and beat her until she let go of the predator.
Sister’s mother Sue Laurie, who lives in Sandhurst, Berkshire, said both women suffered severe bites while Melissa was drowning.
Sue told MailOnline that her two sisters had been taken to the hospital for an emergency and Melissa was in a coma.
Her mother, Sue Laurie, told MailOnline: “We had twin daughters traveling to Mexico and were attacked by a crocodile last night.
Melissa is alive, but I don’t know if her injury is life-threatening.
“She keeps getting water in her lungs and vomiting blood, so I don’t know if she has a hole in her lungs.
“She was placed in a medically induced coma.”
His father, Sean, talked about how zookeeper Melissa was saved from death by her sister.
Twins Melissa and Georgia Raleigh, now 28, were baby in the same clothes
When the tragedy struck, Melissa and Georgia’s Laurie were portrayed as elementary school students on a dream trip to Mexico.
He said: “Georgia fought the crocodile.
She was able to save her because she is a diver and has life-saving experience.
When Georgia heard Melissa scream, they were swimming in bioluminescent water after dark.
She called her but didn’t get a reply. She could hear the voices of other members of the tour group, but nothing from her sister.
“So she went looking for her. She was very brave.
Twin parents Sue and Sean Raleigh said their two daughters were bitten by predators.
“A few minutes later, she found Melissa floating on the surface of the water.
But when she tried to bring her back to the boat, the crocodile attacked again.
“Georgia had to repel it. She kept hitting her head. She suffered lacerations and bites.
The twins went by boat to the Manual Tepec Lagoon. The Manial Tepec Lagoon is a coastal lagoon called the natural phenomenon of bioluminescence.
A biodiversity-rich place, the lagoon is made up of saltwater from the Pacific Ocean, freshwater from the Manialtepek River, and deep water from the lagoon itself.
Tourists, like British women, take a tour at night to see the uniquely glowing bioluminescent sea at night. Swimmers are warned that the lagoon is inhabited by crocodiles that can grow up to 10 feet in length.
Despite the warning, the twin fathers claim that the sisters were assured by the tour company that there were no crocodiles in the water.
Parents Sue and Sean with daughter Helen (left) and twins Melissa and Georgia all day in London
Zookeeper Melissa (left) was saved from death by her sister who bravely went into the water to find her.
The twins were assured by the tour company that there were no crocodiles in the lagoon prior to the crocodile attack.
Laurie, 63, a business consultant, explained:
The sisters were backpacking all over the world. They were scheduled to leave the UK in March and return in November.
However, the twin parents are currently considering whether they need to fly back to Mexico.
A Foreign Ministry spokeswoman told MailOnline: “We are hospitalized in Mexico and are helping a family of two British women in contact with local authorities.”
A 28-year-old British zookeeper fighting for his life in Mexico after being attacked by a crocodile
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