A woman is dragged into a swamp by a crocodile and somehow survives in its jaws for 90 MINUTES before being transported to safety in Indonesia
- Falmira De Jesús, 38, was attacked by the reptile and suffered serious injuries.
A woman miraculously survived a 90-minute crocodile attack before she was taken to safety.
Palm oil plantation worker Falmira De Jesus, 38, was collecting water from a weedy stream in the Ketapang regency of West Kalimantan province, Indonesia, on July 27, unaware that the beast lurked under the foliage.
When she reached out to collect some water, the reptile jumped out and dragged her into the stream.
The mother-of-two then bravely fought off the beast and yelled for help, with the other employees rushing to her aid.
The footage shows the unfortunate woman floating in the pool with only her head visible. She was seen slowly sinking as the reptile tried to push her away while frantic workers used a stick to push the waters.
Falmira De Jesus, 38, was attacked by a crocodile in an Indonesian swamp for an hour and a half
The palm oil plantation worker was dragged under the foliage as the reptile pulled her body. In the photo is her head above the water and weeds.
The workers rushed to help Falmira using sticks to beat the beast.
Locals said the crocodile trapped a terrified Falmira for about 90 minutes while it played with her. His colleagues were too afraid to venture into the water in case the beast attacked them.
Help arrived at the remote location and they finally managed to grab Falmira and pull her out of the swamp. She was rushed to the hospital with serious injuries to her extremities.
Falmira said: ‘It hurt where the crocodile was holding me. I couldn’t free myself. Then I started to feel like I was getting weaker. I just thought she was going to die, because she was falling under the water.
“I go to bed in the hospital and I can still see the crocodile in my mind and feel it in my body. I am very grateful for the people who helped me escape. They saved my life.
Police said Falmira is recovering in hospital after suffering deep puncture wounds to his right arm, thigh and lower leg.
Ketapang Resort Police AKBP Tommy Ferdian said: ‘At this time, the victim was about to fill the water tank. Suddenly, a crocodile attacked her.
‘Other workers immediately approached the victim and tried to help her.
The victim survived and was immediately evacuated to the hospital for emergency treatment. We urge plantation workers and residents to be more vigilant about these wild animals.’
Falmira is recovering in hospital after sustaining deep puncture wounds to her right arm, thigh and lower leg.
The workers immediately came to Falmira’s rescue, but were too afraid to go into the water to pull her out.
In the photo, the rescuers who finally reached the remote location and pulled Falmira out of the swamp.
Local media reported that Falmira was recovering in intensive care at Imanudin Hospital. Doctors were monitoring her condition, fearing that severe bites could lead to infections.
The Indonesian archipelago is home to 14 types of crocodiles, with a large population of extremely large and violent estuarine crocodiles that thrive in the region’s climate.
Conservationists believe the crocodiles have been pushed inland closer to villages due to overfishing reducing the crocodiles’ natural food supplies combined with habitat loss from the development of farmed coastal areas.
With uneducated locals in the developing country still using the rivers for primitive bathing and fishing, the deadly combination of factors has led to a growing number of crocodile attacks.