Melissa and Georgia Laurie will continue their world tour (Image: REX/Shutterstock)

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British twins who fought off a crocodile on a holiday in Mexico are not planning on ending their trip early.

Georgia Laurie, 28, has described how she fought off the carnivore three times and "punched it in the nose" to protect her sister Melissa, who was left fighting for her life after the brutal attack last week.

The 7ft crocodile dragged Melissa underwater in a "death roll" and she had to be placed in a medically-induced coma.

Melissa has since woken and Georgia has revealed the shocking details of how she jumped into the water to rescue her sister from the Mexican lagoon on Sunday.

The Sandhurst, Berkshire woman punched the scaly predator in the nose with both hands which caused it to swim away.

Georgia has shared detailed of the horrific attack on her sister
(Image: REX/Shutterstock)

The qualified diver then cradled her sister as she swam back to safety, while the crocodile launched another attack on them.

Despite the harrowing ordeal, Georgia and Melissa are not planning on ending their holiday.

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Georgia told The Sun: “Melissa’s got a fractured wrist which is going to take longer to heal than her other injuries.

"She might as well recover here rather than be bored at home.

Georgia leapt in to save her sister

“We’re definitely not going to end our world tour. We want to continue. I can recover well here and so can she.”

The twins had been visiting a spot about 10 miles from the surf resort of Puerto Escondido.

A tour guide reportedly led them to an area known to be a "nesting ground" for crocodiles – and not the lagoon where tourists were usually taken.

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The extent of Melissa's injuries became clear when she was hauled into a boat.

Georgia said her twin was coughing up blood and saying: "I’m drowning, I’m drowning".

She had been face down in the water, drifting in and out of consciousness.

Georgia suffered puncture wounds, a fractured wrist and lacerations on her stomach, leaving doctors worried she would develop sepsis.

She was taken to a hospital in Puerto Escondido, and Georgia was also treated for bites and gashes on her arms and legs.

The twins are planning to continue their holiday
(Image: REX/Shutterstock)

Melissa is now recovering in hospital
(Image: REX/Shutterstock)

Melissa has recorded a voice message, saying: “I am extremely grateful that I came out of this alive, and that I had Georgia fight my side for me. So I am very happy for that.”

Since the attack, the family set up a crowdfunding page with a goal of reaching £35,000 to help pay for medical bills and fly the twins' parents to Mexico.

The pair had been volunteering and had booked a tour at Manialtepec Lagoon during a holiday break.

Melissa is expected to remain in hospital for up to two weeks.