Amelie Osborne Smith had to fight for her life when she was swimming with her friends in the Zambezi River, not far from Victoria Falls, when she was pulled by a crocodile and trapped in the “house of death”. The girl was rescued by her friends who punched the ten-foot-long crawler and lifted the teenage girl onto a boat, reports say. the sun. She was then flown by helicopter to a relief station in neighboring Livingston and from there to a hospital about 385 kilometers away in the capital, Lusaka.
“You don’t really think about a situation like this, people say you see your life flashing before your eyes, but it’s not true. You just think ‘How do I get out of this situation?'” said the Briton from her hospital bed. “I was very lucky,” said Osborne Smith, who said she had already succumbed to the loss of her foot as a result of the accident. So I was relieved to hear that her foot would be fine and that she would be able to walk again.
The girl from Hampshire was vacationing in Zambia at the time of the accident, where her grandmother owns a farm.