Melissa and Georgia Laurie have been pictured for the first time since the attack (Image: ITV)

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Twins who diced with death with an enormous crocodile have been pictured for the first time since the terrifying incident.

British backpacker Georgia Laurie fought off the rampaging reptile three times after it went for her sister Melissa.

The 7ft crocodile had dragged the 28-year-old underwater in a "death roll", prompting Georgia to punch the scaly predator in the nose with both hands which caused it to swim away.

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

Now Melissa, who was left fighting for her life in a coma, has been snapped smiling from hospital during a visit from her brave sister, ITV reports.

Georgia saved her sister from the crocodile
(Image: REX/Shutterstock)

New photos show the Sandhurst, Berkshire woman in a gown alongside her sister and friends in a hospital in Oaxaca.

Georgia relived part of the harrowing attack to ITV: “We saw the crocodile and we tried to swim to safety but unfortunately my sister didn’t escape that – so it took her under.”

She added: “We tried to call her name but there was no answer so I went towards my friends and tried to find my friends and then I just saw her body floating towards me.

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“I jumped into action with my rescue training that I remember and dragged her body towards me and laid her on my chest and tried to revive and she started going into a fit."

She said the crocodile came back three times, inflicting the most damage to her on the third attack.

"We managed to haul her into the boat," Georgia later told Holly and Phil on This Morning.

Melissa was pictured in a hospital gown with her sister and friends
(Image: ITV)

"Without my friends there I don’t think I would be in the fortunate position I’m in now."

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.

Speaking about her own injuries, Georgia revealed that she has lacerations on the palm of her hand as well as a bite on her wrist.

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

The twins plan to continue their world tour
(Image: REX/Shutterstock)

Melissa has many puncture marks on her body as well as a fractured wrist and water on her lungs.

Unfortunately she went into septic shock from her injuries and was placed in an induced coma for four days, which she is out of now.

"They’ve bought her out of the coma now, she’s doing really well," Georgia confirmed.

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.

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