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Cancun firemen tasked with capturing crocodile after attacking local man in mangrove

Cancun, Q. R. — Cancun firemen were successful in locating and capturing a large crocodile after attacking a local man. On Saturday, police and firemen responded to the report of a dead body floating in mangrove.

The security guard who made the report to 911 said there was a dead body floating in the mangrove area of the Malecón Tajamar of central Cancun.

The man told police he was swimming in the mangrove when he was attacked.

When police and firemen arrived, they found a man in a dry section of mangrove alive and bleeding. He told police that he had been attacked by a large crocodile while in the water. Carlos “N” was transferred to Cancun hospital for bites to his hands and head.

The crocodile captured was a 3 meter long male.

A group of Cancun firemen then began the task of locating and capturing the reptile after the 2:00 p.m. Saturday attack. They were successful in finding the large crocodile and relocating it. They reported the attacking croc was a male of more than 3 meters in length.