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American Surfer Survives Crocodile Attack in Costa Rica Thanks to Friend

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An American man is in critical but stable condition after a "vicious" attack by a large crocodile on a Costa Rican beach on Friday, but the situation could have been more tragic if it wasn't for the man's friend fighting the reptile off with his bare hands. According to certified lifeguard Pat McNulty, the victim and his friend were crossing a river in Tamarindo, a popular destination for surfers and tourists, when the attack occurred. "It was a vicious attack, and he was bitten several times in the leg as well as the head," McNulty told the Associated Press. "They
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