Cancun Mexico: Drunk Tourist attacked by crocodile while urinating in lagoon, loses arm

Posted on July 2, 2017 • Filed under: Mexico, Mexico Travel

AFP/elcomercio (Machine Translated) reported a man in apparent drunkenness and presumed to be a foreign tourist was attacked by a crocodile who ripped off his arm while urinating in Nichupte Lagoon, in the hotel zone of the Mexican resort of Cancun (east). According to a police report, on Sunday 2 July 2017, the man walked on the boulevard Kukulcan , where luxurious hotels stand on one side facing the Caribbean and the other towards the Nichupté, when he stopped to do his physiological needs . But he was surprised by the attack of a crocodile , with which he struggled until he managed to escape, but lost part of an arm that apparently would have taken the animal.


A Red Cross ambulance came to the site and transferred the man to a public hospital, where he underwent surgery and is reported in a delicate condition. The victim remains unknown, but authorities assume that he is a foreign tourist , probably an American. Cancun is the main international tourist destination in Mexico and the Americans are its main visitors. In the fresh waters of the Nichupté lagoon, where aquatic sports are performed, crocodiles inhabit the size of which can exceed three meters. Read Article

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