Morning of July 22 in Costa Rica, an American Surfer has been attacked by a crocodile. The victim’s calf and ankle were almost completely severed. A private ambulance has taken him to Liberia. He reportedly lost his foot and ankle according to sources.
The report from primeroennoticias.com indicated that the are where the attack took place have frequently exposed bathers and surfers without warning of the crocodiles. There has been a significant number of crocs witnessed in the recent months.
Attacks in Tamarindo have been increasing over the years. Five attacks have occurred in the past year. And, as attacks in rural areas have always been common in Costa Rica Attacks near beaches and tourist hotspots are increasing.