Surfer from U.S. attacked by crocodile in Costa Rica

Posted on July 25, 2016 • Filed under: Costa Rica, Expatriate attacked

AZcentral.com reported an Arizona man has been reported in critical condition after a crocodile attacked him Friday morning at a Costa Rica beach.

Jon Becker, 59, was identified as the survivor.

Diario Extra said Becker was attacked by a crocodile at about 7:10 a.m. Friday while visiting a beach favored by surfers and ecotourists in Tamarindo, Guanacaste. The attack left him with a mangled lower leg and a wound to his neck.

A photographer who posts on Facebook under the handle Surf with Leo captured Becker emerging from the water and collapsing on the beach. Photos show that a local surfer stayed with Becker and other bystanders rushed to his aid until authorities arrived. Read Article

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