A man who was apparently homeless in the city of Tampico, lost his life on Saturday, October 17th, when he was attacked by a crocodile in the Laguna del Carpintero in the capital of Tamaulipas.
The attack was recorded on video by people who were near the place and who witnessed the exact moment in which the three-and-a-half meter reptile attacked the person, who according to what is observed tried to escape by swimming, but the speed of the animal caught up with him.
‘¡No mames! ¡Ya valiste queso…! ¡Noooooo!’… un bañista murió tras ser atacado al ingresar al laguna del Carpintero, de Tampico. pic.twitter.com/OrNZdNvTOU— Ángel Salinas (@SalinasAngel) October 18, 2020
Due to the graphic nature of the situation, the video went viral on social networks, and even the reaction of both the person who is recording it and another in the distance is of desperation and terror just when the crocodile caught the man.
According to the authorities of the city of Tampico, the animal dragged the man to a deep area, so after a call to 911, an operation had to be carried out to rescue the man’s body, which had injuries deep in the neck, arm, and chest.
It is worth mentioning that in the Laguna del Carpintero in Tampico, it is forbidden to swim or perform any type of water activities, due to the presence of crocodiles.