Six-Year-Old Boy in Serious Condition After Crocodile Attack in Mexico

A six-year-old boy is in serious condition after being attacked by a 10-foot crocodile near a beach in Mexico this week.

The boy and his sister were playing near the El Palmar Beach in Ixtapa, Guerrero, when they wandered away from their parents and began exploring an estuary, home to numerous crocodiles that hotel staff routinely feed to entertain tourists, according to Mexico News Daily.

The boy was playing under a bridge when the croc grabbed him by the head.

Onlookers including tourists, a lifeguard and a parachutist threw stones at the crocodile for 10 minutes before it released the boy who was immediately taken to hospital with wounds on his head, chest, arms, and legs. He is in serious condition.

SOURCE: New York Post, Paula Froelich