A British teenager who survived the crocodile attack in Zambia said she “completely accepted” her loss of leg.
Originally from Andover, Hampshire, Amelie Osborn-Smith spent a gap-year vacation with a friend on a torrent on the Zambezi River near the famous Victoria Falls. The incident happened..
An 18-year-old woman who completed A-level at Winchester’s school earlier this year is said to have put her foot on the side of the boat when the crocodile bit her and dragged her into the water.
She was saved by a friend who allegedly hit a crocodile in her nose. The Sun reported that other rafters and guides also jumped into the water to fight 10-foot reptiles.
She was then airlifted to a hospital about 240 miles away in Lusaka, the capital of Zambia.
And speaking from the hospital bed, before she returned to England, she revealed:
“I told my friend,’I lost my leg, but I’m still alive.'”
“Then I was told that my legs would be fine and I would be able to walk again. I was very relieved.”
She also described the moment when the attack occurred in a video posted on the hospital’s Facebook page.
“Many people say that you see your life flashing in front of you, but you don’t,” she said.
I wondered, “How do you get out of this situation?”
“I was very, very lucky.”
The Zambezi River is a paradise for people seeking water sports and stunning views, but it is also home to many vicious and potentially deadly animals, including crocodiles.
Zambian Crocodile Attack: British Teen Amelie Osborne-Smith “Completely Accepted” She Will Lose Legs After Being Bited | World News
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