A WOMAN has described the frightening moment of rescuing her sister from the powerful jaws of a crocodile.

Georgia Laurie, 28, was swimming in a lagoon near Puerto Escondido in Mexico with her twin Melissa when the crocodile attacked.

Both women were taken to a hospital in the country to be treated for their injuries, and Georgia has since been released.

According to their older sister, Hana Laurie, 33, Melissa developed sepsis and had to be placed in a coma to help her recover.

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Speaking to BBC News on Friday, Georgia said her “worst fear became a reality” when she heard Melissa scream and saw the crocodile take her under the water.

“The adrenaline kicked in, I saw her body floating and I thought, at that moment, she was no longer with us,” she said.

“I grabbed her body, pulled it towards me and rested her on my chest. She was blue so I tried to revive her, but the crocodile came along so I beat it off.”

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Asked if she felt like a hero, she said: “It’s a difficult one. I don’t. I think maybe that comes down to self-esteem.

“If someone told me the same story, I’d say ‘Wow! That’s so brave of you, you’re a hero!’ But it’s hard to believe compliments yourself when someone says these things to you.”

She added that the attack was “surreal” and an “out-of-body experience”.

The twins, from Sandhurst who both have diving experience while Georgia also has training in water safety, were volunteering with animals in Mexico when the incident took place in the first week of June.

Hana set up a GoFundMe page to help pay for her sisters’ medical bills and fly their parents, Sean and Sue, over to Mexico.

More than £43,000 has been raised so far.

In an update published on the page, Hana said Melissa has now been brought out of the coma and is recovering well in hospital.

“It turns out Melissa is a little bit like Terminator or Wolverine or something, and has unbelievable strength and healing skills,” she wrote.

“She’s managed to stand and do a short walk in the hospital, and we’re confident she won’t need physio on the leg that was bitten.

“The sepsis is no issue anymore (not sure whether totally gone or just very manageable) and she’s got a big smile on her face.

“It seems like breathing and bruising and scarring will be things that improve with time, but the staff at the hospital in Mexico have done an absolutely amazing job looking after her.”

Hana added that the twins are keen to use any leftover funds from the appeal to help the community in Puerto Escondido.