An 18-year-old British girl was attacked by a crocodile who bit one of his legs while dragged her into the water of the Zambezi River in Zambia. The guides and their fellow travelers jumped into the water to try to rescue their friend, one of them hit the animal that was still clinging to the woman’s foot.
Amelie Osborn-Smith He was vacationing on his sabbatical around Victoria Falls in the African country when the horrible attack of the crocodile happened while the teenager was swimming with one of her friends.
Suddenly the huge 3 meter long reptile He squeezed Amelie’s leg with his powerful jaws until she turned it. As the young woman struggled to free herself from the jaws of the crocodile that was dragging her into the depths of the river, the young woman’s friend began to desperately beat the animal that was underwater.
According to a witness quoted by the British newspaper The Sun, the scene was bloody and thanks to the help of Amelie’s brave friend, it is how the young woman managed to survive “luckily”.
“As soon as it happened, (the friend) dived under the water and began to pound the crocodile in fury. Then others jumped in to help. It was chaos. There was blood and people stirring everywhere. She is lucky to be alive. “
After biting the young woman’s leg, the crocodile began to shake her uncontrollably, applying its method to subdue its prey.
The teenager managed to survive the attack
Thanks to the help of the brave friend, the guides and other companions of Amelie, they managed to make the reptile succumb to its prey. Amelie was flown to Lusaka hospital, the capital of Zambia to try to save his leg that looked shattered.
Although she was successfully operated on, Amelie needs to continue medical care in the UK, local doctors said. The young woman’s mother, German Baroness Veronika von Pfetten-Arnbach, told The Sun that they are unaware of her daughter’s current health condition and expect her to return home in the coming days.
Amelie was spending her sabbatical year in the African country. The Zambezi River is known to locals as a dangerous place since months ago an 11-year-old boy was killed by a crocodile who attacked him while he was bathing.
With information from The Sun.
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