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Cozumel tour guide bitten on legs by crocodile

Cozumel, Q.R. — A man had both of his legs bitten Thursday after being attacked by a crocodile.

The man was in the water at Río de la Plata, north of Cozumel when he was attacked and left with severe bites to both legs.

The victim, whose name was not revealed, works as a tour guide for the company Bon Fish. The man said he was in the water when he was bitten and that he managed to shake off the reptile and swim to shore.

The man was transferred to the the San Miguel Medical Hospital to be treated for his leg wounds. This is the fourth known crocodile attack since 2012.

The last attack occurred in 2017 when a hotel employee was bitten after entering the water at night. He suffered minor injuries.