Georgia Laurie visits sister who she saved from crocodile attack

EXCLUSIVE: Georgia Laurie looks relaxed as she leaves hospital after visiting stricken sister Melissa who she saved from crocodile attack – as friends say the injured twin will be released within the week

  • Georgia Laurie, 28, emerged from Hospital Angel Del Mar after visiting sister
  • Melissa Laurie, 28, mauled by crocodile while swimming in lagoon in Mexico 
  • Georgia fought reptile off by repeatedly hitting it and saved Melissa on June 6
  • This week Georgia was seen in photos hopping on the back of a motorcycle 
  • The sighting came just hours after she gave her very first TV interview to ITV 

The heroic woman who fought off a crocodile as it dragged her twin sister into a Mexican lagoon has been spotted leaving the hospital after visiting her sibling. 

Georgia Laurie appeared relaxed as she emerged from Hospital Angel Del Mar where her sister Melissa was placed in a medically-induced coma to prevent any infection to her injuries. 

The 28-year-old, who was joined by her father Sean, wore a colourful shirt and black shorts as she walked through the streets in Puerto Escondido, Mexico.

The scenes come just days after a source revealed that Melissa was doing much better and could be released within the week.

On Monday, Georgia, who sustained wounds to her hand after punching the crocodile during the ordeal on June 6, gave her first television interview since heroically saving her sister from the jaws of the reptile.

Georgia Laurie, 28, who was joined by her father Sean (left), emerged from Hospital Angel Del Mar where her sister Melissa is being treated 

The 28-year-old, who fought off a crocodile as it dragged her twin sister into a Mexican lagoon, was spotted walking from the hospital 

This month Melissa was seen smiling from hospital alongside her sister Georgia after narrowly escaping death at a lagoon in Mexico

During her interview, Georgia told ITV News that the pair had been swimming at Manialtepec Lagoon with two friends when the animal attacked Melissa and dragged her beneath the water.  

Georgia said: ‘We saw the crocodile and we tried to swim to safety but unfortunately my sister didn’t escape that – so it took her under.

‘We tried to call her name but there was no answer so I went towards my friends and tried to find my friends and then I just saw her body floating towards me.

‘I jumped into action with my rescue training that I remember and dragged her body towards me and laid her on my chest and tried to revive and she started going into a fit.

‘And the crocodile came back twice – so I beat it off but the third time is when I sustained the most injuries.’

Following her interview on Monday, Georgia hopped on the back of a motorcycle with a man and sped away to Hospital Angel Del Mar to visit her sister. 

Exclusive DailyMail.com photos showed Georgia leaving her hotel wearing the same shirt she had on at the interview just hours earlier. 

She wore a tie dyed ‘Bart Simpson’ t-shirt, black shorts, trainers, a stylish cream coloured bucket hat and had a backpack. 

She has been staying at the four-star Posada Real Hotel in Puerto Escondido since she saved her sister from a crocodile attack by punching it in the nose last week. 

The Posada Real Hotel is on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean and is a full service resort hotel with it’s own private beach club.

It’s a far cry from the hostel they had been reportedly staying at prior to the attack. 

Georgia emerged from the hospital with her father Sean after visiting her sister Melissa

The 28-year-old donned a hat and a colourful shirt as she walked through the streets in Puerto Escondido, Mexico

On Monday Georgia Laurie was seen in exclusive DailyMail.com photos hopping on the back of a motorcycle with a shirtless man to visit her sister at Hospital Angel Del Mar

Georgia arrived at the hospital to visit her sister at approximately 2pm and throughout the next several hours there were at least five friends who had visited them.

A source at the hospital told DailyMail.com that Georgia and several friends spent hours with Melissa. She was even visited by someone from the British Embassy.

At one point during the visit, a few of their friends left the hospital and walked up the street to a local restaurant and brought back some food to Melissa’s room.

At 7pm Georgia and two of her friends left the hospital for the night. The source said that Melissa was doing much better and could be released within the week.

During her interview with ITV, Georgia said that Melissa remembered being dragged underwater in the first crocodile attack, feeling like she was going to drown and thinking her arm was being ripped off. 

Georgia explained how a boat with tour guide went past at the right time, but those onboard could not help at the time. 

The sighting came hours after she gave her first TV interview to ITV from her luxurious hotel room at the four-star Posada Real Hotel in Puerto Escondido

She wore a a tie dyed ‘Bart Simpson’ t-shirt, black shorts, trainers, a stylish cream colored bucket hat and had a backpack

A source at the hospital told DailyMail.com that Georgia and several friends spent hours with Melissa. She was even visited by someone from the British Embassy

The sighting came hours after she gave her first TV interview to ITV from her luxurious hotel room at the four-star Posada Real Hotel in Puerto Escondido

The crocodile then came back, injuring Melissa as it tried to death roll and take her away, but it eventually fled following Georgia’s sustained punching on the nose. 

Melissa sustained puncture marks covering her abdomen and legs, along with a fractured wrist, cuts to her stomach and water in her lungs, Georgia said. 

She was last week seen walking around the hospital with wounds to her hand – sustained from punching the crocodile during the on June 6 ordeal.  

The parents of the British twin sisters have now flown out to Mexico to support them. 

‘It was trying to take her away,’ Georgia said. ‘I punched it in the nose with both fists and it felt hard, like hitting a table, but it scared it off.’  

‘No one warned us there were crocodiles there at all. We hadn’t been drinking, there was no alcohol involved. 

‘We were just there for a chill-out. Melissa swan off by herself and got into trouble. I didn’t know what was happening but I swan towards her.’ 

As she got closer Georgia, a qualified diver, noticed the reptile viciously attacking her sister.  

‘I saw her getting jerked around and I saw a croc’s head which was about two feet long. The croc swam off, but kept coming back,’ she said, the Sun reported.  

‘That’s when it grabbed her by the leg and got her in a death roll. She went round and round and it was trying to drag her away.

 ‘I was pounding it, and that’s when it grabbed me and bit my arm. I bashed it with the other hand and it let me go. That happened three times. 

‘The croc battle seemed to go on a long time but adrenalin kicked in.’  

Melissa was then pulled from the water by Georgia with the help of Moises Salinas, a 16-year-old deck hand on a tour boat named Espatula Rosada.

The twins and friends are pictured smiling in the hospital following the horrific crocodile attack in Mexico 

Georgia (right) added that Melissa is out of the medically induced coma that doctors placed her in to aid her recovery 

Salinas jumped into the shallow murky waters along the Manialtepec River and helped pull Melissa onto the boat before rushing her and her sister to an ambulance 20 minutes away.   

Once Melissa was on the boat, the extent of her injuries became clear, Georgia 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 coughing up blood and saying, ‘I’m drowning, I’m drowning’. It was scary, and she screamed too.

‘I thought of how I had seen her face down in the water for a long time, so I was worried how much water she had swallowed.’ 

Once at hospital, Georgia explained: ‘The doctors were worried about her lungs, because they thought she may have got pneumonia from an infection.

‘I had to sign some papers saying treatment could go ahead, which included an induced coma. That was scary, because it seemed touch and go.’

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