Two Americans mauled by crocodile at popular vacation resort a year after US teen dragged under water by predator | The Sun

TWO Americans have been mauled by a crocodile at a popular vacation resort in Mexico.

The latest incident happened in Puerto Vallarta on Monday night.

It comes a year after a US teen was dragged under the water by one of the predators.

Monday's attack left an identified man, 24, and his friend, 30, both thought to be from Illinois, needing hospital treatment.

The younger man is thought to have been attacked by the crocodile while swimming at Bocanegra beach.

His friend was injured after jumping to his aid, according to local reports.


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Nevada native Kiana Hummel, 18, was swimming in the ocean near her Marriot resort in Puerto Vallerta last July when she was attacked.

The 12-foot-long crocodile jumped out of nowhere and grabbed her right leg, she said.

Hummel said she was almost out of the water when the croc grabbed her left ankle and dragged her back underwater.

She said: "I didn't think I was getting out that second time. That was just really bad."

Finally, the group of people that gathered was able to get the croc off of Hummel and bring her to safety.

She suffered extensive muscle and tissue damage down to the bone, according to reports at the time.

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It comes as after elderly woman was killed in an alligator infested pond near her home at a country club in Florida last Friday.

The woman was seen falling into the basin near her home the Boca Royale Golf and Country Club, and she struggled to stay above water, Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) said.

Witnesses confirmed two alligators were observed swimming towards her and grabbing her while she was in the water.

And on Tuesday a teen boy suffered a possible shark bite, also in Florida.

The state, which is known as the shark capital of the world, has seen at least 13 attacks this year, data shows.

A spate of maulings has been reported across Florida in recent months.

Tasa Summers, 40, was on vacation in Daytona Beach, Florida when she was attacked by a beast on July 16.

She told WESH that she "didn't see anything in the water" before the shark attack.

Her injuries were not fatal or life-threatening.

Addison Bethea, 17, was forced to get her leg amputated after being savaged by a shark in June.

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She was scalloping with her brother when the predator pounced.

And, mom-of-two Lindsay Bruns was left with a half-circle-shaped wound after she was also attacked in June.

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