BRIT twins who battled a crocodile on a dream trip to Mexico won’t end their holiday early – despite the nightmare attack.
Courageous Georgia Laurie, 28, fought off the whopping croc after it grabbed her sister Melissa by the leg and dragged her into a death roll.
Melissa Laurie, right, was saved from the jaws of a crocodile when her hero twin sister Georgia punched the beast on the snout. Amazingly, the women decide to continue with their travels, despite their ordeal
But despite their ordeal – which left Melissa during a coma – Georgia says they’re determined to end their trip.
She told media: “Melissa’s got a fractured wrist which goes to require longer to heal than her other injuries.
“She might also recover here instead of be bored reception .
“We’re definitely not getting to end our world tour. we would like to continue. I can recover well here then can she.”
The sisters were swimming together when Georgia suddenly realised Melissa was in trouble.
The girls were among a gaggle of 25 tourists who were taken by an unlicensed guide — named locally as a German backpacker called Richie — to a neighborhood of the Manialtepec lagoon which is understood for nesting crocs.
And Georgia says she realised her sister seemed like she was being “jerked around” – before she spotted a two foot-long croc head emerging from the water.
“I saw her getting jerked around and that i saw a croc’s head which was about two feet long. The croc swam off, but kept returning ,” she said.
“That’s when it grabbed her by the leg and got her during a death roll. She went round and round and it had been trying to tug her away.
“I was pounding it, and that’s when it grabbed me and bit my arm. I bashed it with the opposite hand and it let me go. That happened 3 times .
“The croc battle appeared to continue an extended time but adrenalin had kicked in.”
She says she “punched” the creature on the nose with both fists – adding: “It felt hard, like hitting a table.”
As the twins screamed, their friends managed to alert a second tourist boat, skippered by experienced guide Gerardo Escamilla Perez, to rescue them.
Georgia says her sister would only be ‘bored at home’ – and that they both ‘want to continue’
Melissa was during a coma after the attack – but has thankfully awoken and is predicted to be ready to leave during a fortnight.
The sisters were travelling through Mexico once they were attacked by the seven-foot croc.
Once Melissa was hauled into another boat, the extent of her injuries became clear.
Georgia, a professional diver, said: “She had puncture wounds everywhere but wasn’t bleeding out.
“She was drifting in and out of consciousness. The thing that worried me was she was expulsion blood and saying, ‘I’m drowning, I’m drowning’.
“It was scary, and she or he screamed too.
“I thought of how I had seen her face down within the water for an extended time, so i used to be worried what proportion water she had swallowed.”
We’re definitely not getting to end our world tour. we would like to continue. I can recover well here then can she.
Georgia Laurie, 28 The twins, from Sandhurst, Berks, were taken to a hospital in Puerto Escondido.
Georgia was treated for bite marks and gashes to her right and wrist, and scratches on her legs.
Melissa was found to possess a fractured wrist and lacerations on her stomach, but doctors were most concerned that she had developed sepsis, or septicemia , in her wounds.
Luckily, she has now awoken from her coma. She’s still receiving hospital treatment.