The terrifying moment a group of teenagers encountered a crocodile while swimming in a tourist hotspot was caught on camera.
Osmar Ochoa was swimming with a group of friends in Tulum, Mexico when he encountered the deadly beast.
He and his friends were happily swimming around the cenote when someone spotted something lurking beneath the clear surface of the water.
A young man is heard screaming, alarming the rest of the group.
Nerve-wracking shots then show Osmar approaching the wild animal.
Its underwater camera captures stunning footage of the crocodile as it decides where to go next.
In a rare stroke of luck, the crocodile decides to calmly overtake the group and swims away.
Osmar said he was startled to realize how close he was to danger.
He said: “I was more than scared, I was shocked, my friends were even more scared than me.”
The video, shared on TikTok on April 20, has garnered over nine million views and over 752,000 likes.
Viewers were shocked by the footage of this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
In the comments, one TikToker wrote: “I would NEVER swim in this water [sic].”
A second person said: “Hell noooo.”
Someone else wrote: “Nope lol”.
A fourth social media user wrote: “Explain to me why you are so quiet.”
Another commented: “I’m dying, they were really lucky, it’s infested where I live and they’ve eaten a lot of people including children.”
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