Footballer, 29, eaten alive by a crocodile in horrific assault


A footballer has been devoured by a crocodile after taking a dip in a river to chill off.

Surprising photographs present the big reptile swimming via the water with the sufferer’s physique in its jaws.

One other clip reveals the crocodile being shot useless within the water earlier than locals carry the physique to the riverbank.

Jesus Alberto Lopez Ortiz, nicknamed ‘Chucho’, was killed by the reptile on 29 July.

The 29-year-old was attacked by the crocodile whereas cooling off within the river in Rio Cañas, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica.

Native residents adopted the reptile in a canoe so they may kill it earlier than rescuing the sufferer’s physique.

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Lopez was a footballer for the workforce Deportivo Río Cañas. – am Press
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He was additionally a father to 2 youngsters, aged eight and three.

On 31 July, Lopez’s members of the family appealed to the general public to assist pay for the footballer’s funeral prices.

His workforce supervisor Luis Carlos Montes can also be organising a set for the sufferer’s household.

The Ministry of Setting and Vitality prohibits the looking or killing of protected animals reminiscent of crocodiles.

It’s unclear if they’re wanting into the choice to kill the crocodile so locals might accumulate the physique.

An announcement shared on the workforce’s Fb web page stated:

“Good morning, individuals of Rio Cañas, neighbors, we hereby inform you {that a} sinpe quantity has been enabled to have the ability to assist the household of Jesus Lopez ‘Chucho’ for what unlucky has occurred at present, who needs to collaborate please make your assist at 71087722 within the identify of Luis Carlos Montes, additionally in case your help is bodily, whether or not it’s groceries or another sort of assist, you’ll be able to go go away it on the home of Don Daniel Serrano, Doña Tica shall be receiving each assist that comes out of her coronary heart. Thanks a lot upfront. God bless you.”

This text by Lee Bullen was first printed by Indy100 on 1 August 2023. Lead Picture: Ş. Uğur OKÇu/Getty.

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