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Woman is fighting for her life in a Mexican hospital after being rescued from the jaws of a crocodile by her identical twin sister.
Melissa Laurie, 28, was swimming in a lagoon with her twin Georgia 10 miles from Puerto Escondido, a popular surfing spot with British tourists, at night when the animal hit her and dragged her underwater.
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In the chaos, Georgia called her sister and went underwater to look for her when she didn’t answer.
He clung desperately to the darkness and after several minutes of frantic searching found Melissa face down on the surface.
But as he held his sister in his arms and swam toward the boat, the crocodile attacked the women again when Georgia pushed him away and hit the predator until it let go.
The sisters’ mother, Sue Laurie, of Sandhurst, Berkshire, said both women suffered terrible bites because Melissa was on the verge of drowning.
Speaking to MailOnline, Sue said that the two sisters were taken to the hospital where Melissa was in a coma.
Her mother Sue Laurie told MailOnline: “We have two twin daughters who are traveling to Mexico and were attacked by a crocodile last night.
“Melissa is alive, but we don’t know if her injuries are life threatening or not.
“He has water in his lungs and is coughing up blood. So we don’t know if he has a punctured lung or not.
“You put her in an artificial coma.”
Father Sean shared
Her father Sean shared how Melissa, a zookeeper, was saved from certain death by her sister.
He said, “Georgia fought the crocodile.
“It was just because she is a diver and had a life saving experience that could save her.
“They were swimming in the bioluminescent water after dark when Georgia heard Melissa scream.
“He called her, but she didn’t answer. He could hear the other members of the group, but nothing from his sister.
“So she went looking for him. She was very brave.
After a few minutes he found Melissa floating face down on the surface.
“But when I led her back to the boat, the crocodile attacked again.
“Georgia had to fight it. He kept hitting her on the head. He suffered cuts and even bites. ”
The twins had taken a boat trip to Manialtepec Lagoon, a coastal lagoon that is described as a natural phenomenon of bioluminescence.
The lagoon is rich in biodiversity and is created by the salty waters of the Pacific Ocean, the fresh waters of the Manialtepec River, and the deep waters of the lagoon itself.
Tourists, such as British women, go on night walks to observe the unique and glowing bioluminescent water at night. Swimmers are warned that crocodiles up to three meters long live in the lagoon.
Despite the warnings, the twins’ father says his travel agent has assured the sisters that there are no crocodiles in the water.
Mr Laurie, 63, a management consultant, stated, “The girls specifically asked if it was safe to go swimming and the guide said yes.
The sisters had traveled the world. You left the UK in March and planned to return in November.
But the twins’ parents are now wondering whether they should fly to Mexico to take them home.
A State Department spokesman told MailOnline: “We support the family of two British women who have been hospitalized in Mexico and who are in contact with local authorities.”