Screenshot of footage showing a giant crocodile chasing terrifying Mexican boy in water.

Screenshot of footage showing a giant crocodile chasing terrifying Mexican boy in water.

You’ve got to watch this footage. It’s terrifying. An incident capture on video of a giant crocodile chasing a young boy through Mexican waters as terrified onlookers attempted a rescue.

The video, first published by Noticaribe “not long ago,” shows the young male, thought to be a tourist, fleeing for the shore in Sian Ka’an. Behind him, a crocodile gives chase.

The videographer, Manuel Carrera, shot video from the Boca Paila bridge above.

Just as the crocodile closes in, one of the onlookers throws an object that distracts it long enough for the boy to make it to shore.

Watch the video above to see the terrifying action.