Man Goes For A Swim Attacked By Crocodiles


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A man, yet to be officially identified, in an apparent drunken stupor decided to take swim in the Tarcoles river, in an area of the river that is known for its crocodiles.

The police report indicates that two men got off a Parrita bus and after drinking one of them decided to take swim in the river and dived in.

The regional director of the Fuerza Publica (police),  Rigoberto Rodríguez, said that the man wasn’t in the water for five minutes when the crocs attacked.

Witnesses told Telenoticias that they saw several crocodiles with parts of the man’s body and that there were between five and seven of the reptiles involved in the attack.

Jeison Vargas, a local tour guide and interviewed on Telenoticias, said he said the man swim some 150 metres (500 feet) with several crocodiles following and then…

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