A man from Bogotá who was sailing on a sailboat in the Everglades, in Florida, United States, fell into the water and was attacked by a crocodile. The 68-year-old man was rushed to a medical center with a bite to one of his legs.

Rodrigo Constaín never imagined that going sailing on his new sailboat in the Flamingo Marina would give him such a terrifying experience. A wind overturned the boat and it ended up in the water being attacked by a crocodile.

“I couldn’t see it in the water. When he grabbed me, I felt like my leg was trapped, so I put my hands in and felt his snout, it was an elongated snout, that’s how I knew it was a crocodile and not an alligator. I just tried to get him to open it, but he didn’t have enough strength, in the end, he just opened it and freed me”says the man.

He swam to shore, where he was rescued. Today he is just grateful to be alive: “Right now I feel good, because I am alive, after such an experience, that is the most important thing. I have pain, but none of that matters.”

Rodrigo Constaín assures that his faith saved him, since he can’t find any other explanation to tell the story now: “I feel like the only explanation for that is God, he saved my life, because the only explanation for how I took his snout and opened it is God, there is no other explanation, if I didn’t believe in God I wouldn’t have survived.”

Although unprovoked alligator attacks are rare in Florida, alligator attacks are even rarer. According to official figures, in the last decade there have been 8 alligator bites per year, while only two crocodiles have been recorded.

Source: https://www.noticiascaracol.com/mundo/se-trato-de-un-milagro-asi-sobrevivio-un-colombiano-al-ataque-de-cocodrilo-en-estados-unidos-rg10

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