19 year old American spring break tourist Spencer VanWeerd received multiple wounds to his head, neck, back and hands when he was attacked by a 2 meter (6.6 foot) American crocodile (Crocodylus acutus) within a brackish boat channel facing a shopping center in the resort city of Cancun at approximately 2:00 am. VanWeerd had jumped into the channel in an effort to evade police officers pursuing him in response to a “stolen beer” report. VanWeerd's wounds required 126 stitches to close and, according to local experts, this was the first attack on a tourist within the area.
Victim Age: 19
Activity Detail: Jumped into canal in an effort to evade authorities
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