Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Teenager survives attack by 10-foot crocodile

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A teenage girl from the United Kingdom got attacked by a 10-foot Nile crocodile and survived the deadly encounter.

According to the report, the 18-year-old Amelie Osborn-Smith was spending a holiday in Zambia with friends when she came under an attack by the reptile while swimming near Victoria Falls.

Her father Brent Osborn-Smith, who is a former major in the military recalled that her daughter got dragged into the water by the crocodile as she was resting her leg on the side of the boat.

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Her friends saw the creature and started punching it before dragging the victim back onto the boat.

Amelie Osborn-Smith, speaking about the incident, said that she had accepted that she would lose her foot in the attack but the doctors managed to rescue the leg and would make a full recovery.

“When the accident happened I fully accepted the fact I was going to lose my foot and I accepted that and I’d said to all my friends, it’s fine, I’ve lost my foot, I’m still alive and then I was told my foot is fine and I’m going to be able to walk again and it’s such a relief,” she was quoted saying in the report.

Moreover, the rescue teams were baffled to see that she had not cried after being rescued.

The girl was taken to a hospital where she was treated for her injuries. The hospital, in its statement, said that she will make a full recovery and will be able to walk again.

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