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Horror as crocodile kills man in notorious lagoon after he’d ignored warnings not to go swimming 

Horror as crocodile kills a man in notorious lagoon after he’d ignored warnings not to go swimming

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  • Video showed a crocodile dragging a lifeless man’s body in its jaws in lagoon
  • Holidaymakers watched scene in horror at the Laguna del Carpintero in Mexico
  • Local police said the man had ignored warnings not to go swimming in lagoon 

This is the shocking moment a huge crocodile drags a lifeless man’s body in its jaws after he had ignored warnings not to go swimming in a notorious lagoon in Mexico.

Holidaymakers had gathered to watch turtles swim at the Laguna del Carpintero in the city of Tampico but were horrified to see a crocodile swimming past them with the man’s body in its jaws on Thursday.

Local police said the man, who has not been named, had ignored warnings not to go swimming because of the presence of crocodiles when he was attacked.

This is the shocking moment a huge crocodile drags a lifeless man’s body in its jaws after he had ignored warnings not to go swimming in a notorious lagoon in Mexico

Holidaymakers had gathered to watch turtles swim at the Laguna del Carpintero in the city of Tampico but were horrified to see a crocodile swimming past them with the man's body in its jaws on Thursday

Holidaymakers had gathered to watch turtles swim at the Laguna del Carpintero in the city of Tampico but were horrified to see a crocodile swimming past them with the man’s body in its jaws on Thursday

The man’s lifeless body was then seen clamped in the crocodile’s jaws as it swam below an observation platform used by people to watch turtles at the lagoon.

Police were called and discovered that the crocodile had taken the body into a sewer and had partly eaten it before it could be recovered.

The police said the body was of a man believed to be 30-years-old. 

The crocodile was later captured, although it was not revealed what had happened to it after that.

The lagoon is renowned for its crocodile attacks, with a number of people falling victim to the predators.  

The man's lifeless body was then seen clamped in the crocodile's jaws as it swam below an observation platform used by people to watch turtles at the lagoon

The man's lifeless body was then seen clamped in the crocodile's jaws as it swam below an observation platform used by people to watch turtles at the lagoon

Local police said the man, who has not been named, had ignored warnings not to go swimming because of the presence of crocodiles when he was attacked. The man’s lifeless body was then seen clamped in the crocodile’s jaws as it swam below an observation platform used by people to watch turtles at the lagoon

In June, a woman was killed while she was reportedly washing clothes by the shore at the same lagoon. 

Shocked onlookers saw the crocodile swimming with the woman’s dead body in its jaws.  

In October 2020, a crocodile chased a man swimming in the lagoon before pulling him underwater and killing him. 

The unnamed man, believed to be in his 50s or 60, reportedly ignored a sign warning people not to swim in the area. 

Elsewhere in Mexico, an eight-year-old girl was attacked two weeks ago in Ciudad Madero by a crocodile but was saved when her father jumped into the water and fought the reptile off.

The girl’s father, Fernando Martinez Desiderio, managed to rescue her alive and despite her injuries, she is expected to make a full recovery.

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