MUTARE – A 12-year-old boy from Burma Valley's Sun Valley area is luck to be alive after he was rescued from the deadly jaws of the crocodile by some villagers who heard him screaming.
The incident happened recently in the valley where the boy had gone fishing with his friend.
Emmanuel Jocho, a grade four student at Musapa Primary School, went for fishing at Nyamatakwa River together with Dazzy Maombedze (9) when the crocodile attacked him on the hip line.
He was rushed to Mazomwe Clinic before being transferred to Mutare Provincial Hospital where he was later discharged.
Emmanuel's aunt Chipo Musabayana confirmed the incident. She said the big reptile sank its teeth into the boy's hip line and pulled him into the river. The young boy screamed attracting the attention of passers-by.
"Emmanuel and Dazzy were sent to the farm but instead they decided to go fishing. While they were fishing, a crocodile attacked Emmanuel.
"Some villagers who were also fishing heard him screaming and they rushed to rescue him. After a long battle the crocodile gave in. We took him to Mazomwe Clinic but they referred us to Mutare Provincial Hospital where he was treated and discharged," she said.local