Jon Becker – An America surfer Mangled by crocodile at Costa Rica


Jon Becker, An American surfer pulled through a violent attack by crocodile at Costa Rica beach, His roommate did a brave act by saving him. He was a retiree from Colorado. Becker was crossing a river at Tamarindo Beach with his friend after a morning ride on Friday when the huge crocodile bitten in the leg and head many times.

Edgar, a roommate of Becker who was recognized by only his first name saved his life by fighting crocodile “Bare handedly”. Pat McNulty who is a Tomarindo life guard, was on the beach during attack. He told Associate press “His friend saved his life and then we the lifeguards helped keep him alive”. After saving him, lifeguard brought him to the beach where the First Aid was given. A compression bandage was applied before shifting him to the hospital.

According to “The Tico Times” an English Costa Rican newspaper, Becker was stable but in serious condition. His part of right leg was surgically removed. He also had several minor injuries to his Face. Boulder Daily Camera reported that Becker has three residences Boulder, Colorada and Costa Rica.

Becker being environmentalist had been campaigning to stop people hunting crocodiles in Costa Rica, Becker’s sister in law, Diane Israel told Daily Camera.

She said. “It’s ironic that he was the one who was bitten.”

The firth which Becker was crossing is a part of the Las Baulas National Marine Park. Tico times reported that this area has been protected environmental regulations that forbid the dismissal of crocodiles without a study. Tamarindo Beach is one of the country’s most popular beach destinations. In three years this attack is the third and most grievous crocodile attack on a surfer.

AP stated that the Tourism and wildlife officials contacted with police just after the attack to contemplate possible strategies to reallocate crocodiles. The rise in population of large reptiles has recently been observed by conversation officials and they encouraged people to provide them with space.

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