A Brit teen has been saved by a hero friend who jumped into the water and punched a crocodile after she had been savagely attacked and put in a death roll.

The 18-year-old was by Victoria Falls in Zambia on a rafting trip and had gone in the water for a swim when the reported 10ft long crocodile grabbed her by a leg.

A witness said there was “blood everywhere” as the predator put the teen in a death roll.

But then while guides and others on the trip went to help, a pal of the teen jumped in and started punching the crocodile and forcing it to release its grip.

The girl, who was on a gap year, was taken to hospital in Lusaka for life-saving surgery.

It is believed to be rare for crocodiles to be found below the waterfall at Victoria Falls in Zambia (

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A source told The Sun: “They had taken a break from rafting and she was swimming with a friend when it happened.

“As soon as it happened he dived under the water and started punching the crocodile furiously. Then others jumped in to help. It was chaos. There was blood and people thrashing everywhere. She is lucky to be alive.”

The source said that the privately educated girl was in “quite a bad way”.

A friend of the teen reportedly jumped into the water and fought the crocodile (

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Guides had said it was fine to swim in the area and it is believed to be unusual for there to be crocodiles as they are normally above the water fall.

But there was a case in 2018 when a woman lost her arm that was ripped off by a crocodile in the same region.

Zanele Ndlovu was on a canoe trip with Brit fiance Jamie Fox when the attack happened.

“The crocodile kept pulling me down and biting me. I felt it bite my right arm three times. The water was bloody. I was thinking, ‘This can’t be happening, I’m going to die’,” said Zanele.

“It would flip me one way then the other. I don’t know how I got away but the guides pulled me into another canoe.”

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