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Two American tourists injured in crocodile attack in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) – Two United States (US) tourists were injured by a crocodile at Mexico’s Puerto Vallarta resort when one went swimming in the ocean at night and the other went in the water to help him.

The civil defence office in the western state of Jalisco said on Wednesday the first American suffered bites to his legs, arm, abdomen and chest.

The second, who went in the water to help, suffered a wound to his hand.

The office said both men were given first aid at the scene. It said both men were from Colorado, but did not specify a hometown for either.

Crocodiles are a not infrequent sight in the coastal wetlands and shores of the Pacific coast resort of Puerto Vallarta.