British woman out of coma after twin sister saved her from crocodile attack in Mexico | World News

A British woman who was attacked by a crocodile in Mexico is out of a coma and is breathing by herself, , Sky News has confirmed.

Melissa Laurie, 28, had been swimming with her twin sister Georgia at a lagoon in Mexico when she was attacked.

Georgia saved her by punching the crocodile in the face but both sisters had to be taken to hospital.

Georgia was released after treatment for injuries to her hands but Melissa was in an induced coma and developed sepsis as a result of her injuries.

Speaking on Thursday, Georgia said her sister was “doing good” and was “breathing on her own very well”.

She told BBC Radio 1: “She can’t talk because of the soreness in her throat from the tube.

“She recognised me and knew who I was. She seemed happy to see me.”

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Melissa (L) and Georgia (R) Laurie have been travelling the world. Pic: Facebook

The sisters had been swimming in Manialtepec Lagoon, near Puerto Escondido, about 450 miles (724km) southeast of Mexico City.

Their older sister Hana, 33, has previously said that the twins booked a tour through their hostel, but later found out their guide was not registered and had taken them to what turned out to be an unsafe swimming spot.

Hana said Melissa had a lot of water and grass in her lungs after the attack because crocodiles try to drown people.

“She’s got some bite wounds across her tummy and her legs, some of those have become infected as well.

“It managed to tear her bowel, so [it’s] quite stressful.”

Their father Sean Laurie is expected to travel to Mexico and a Go Fund Me page has raised more than £43,000 towards the cost of the twins’ treatment.




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