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Wed May 15, 2024, 07:48 AM Wednesday

King's medal for twin who fought crocodile off sister

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-berkshire-69002147
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King's medal for twin who fought crocodile off sister

1 day ago
By Indy Almroth-Wright & PA Media, BBC News

A woman who saved her twin sister from a crocodile attack by punching it will receive a King's Gallantry Medal.

Georgia Laurie, 31, from Sandhurst, repeatedly hit the reptile in the face after it attacked Melissa while they were swimming in Mexico in June 2021.

The twins were treated in hospital where Melissa developed sepsis and was put into a medically induced coma.

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After finding out she had been included on the King's first Civilian Gallantry List, she said: "It's an honour, I was so shocked when I received the letter because I didn't see it coming, I didn't expect it.

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From 2021:

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Twin describes saving her sister during crocodile attack - BBC News

BBC News
2021 Jun 18

The sister of a British woman who was attacked by a crocodile in a Mexican lagoon earlier this month has spoken to the BBC about their ordeal.

The 28-year-old twins were swimming when Melissa Laurie was dragged underwater by the reptile.

Her sister, Georgia, fought off the crocodile by repeatedly “beating it on its snout”.

But she says she doesn’t think of herself as a hero, describing the whole incident as “surreal” and an “out of body experience”.

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Her sister, Georgia, fought off the crocodile by repeatedly “beating it on its snout”.


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