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When twin sisters, Georgia and Melissa Laurie, went swimming in a lagoon, they thought they were just taking a break and relaxing. Little did they know that their lives were about to change when a crocodile attacked one of the sisters.

The 28-year-old British twins were swimming in Mexico when Melissa was grabbed and dragged underwater by a crocodile, reports the BBC.

"Georgia found (Melissa) unresponsive and started to drag her back to the safety of a boat… the crocodile kept coming back for more, so she just started hitting it."

The British women are now in a hospital in Mexico where they are recovering from their injuries. Georgia suffered injuries to her hands where the crocodile bit her and Melissa is in a coma.

The coma is medically induced to prevent any infection to her injuries.

It has since emerged that the guide who took the women to the lagoon was not qualified to do so and that the lagoon wasn't regarded safe for swimming as crocodiles are known to be a danger in the area.

According to RTE, the family are now trying to work out if they can fly over to Mexico to support the twins, but added it is more difficult due to the cost and Mexico being placed on Britain's amber list.

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