Cancun, Q.R. – A man who was bitten by a crocodile was taken to hospital with serious injuries.
A 25-year-old man forced apart a section of wire fencing that encases the lagoon to sneak inside and sleep within the greenspace. Not long after falling asleep was the young man attacked by a crocodile.
The incident occurred at 5:30 p.m. in the Cancun Hotel Zone when nearby people heard cries for help. The man awoke to find he was being bitten about the head by a large crocodile. Witnesses say it appeared as though the crocodile was trying to drag the man into the water, however, the reptile let go of the man after he began defending himself and screaming for help.
Emergency 066 received the distress call of a man being attacked by a crocodile. Red Cross paramedics arrived on the scene and transported the man to the General Hospital where his condition was deemed serious but stable.
In September, a 34-year-old American man jumped into the lagoon to swim and was attacked by a crocodile. He also suffered bites to his head but was released with only minor injuries.
There are numerous signs warning people about the dangers of the crocodiles in the lagoon.