The disturbing incident occurred when the famous Costa Rica footballer Jesus Alberto Lopez was having a swim in the Rio Cañas River. It is situated near Guanacaste Province. Local people present at that time captured the disturbing mishap on their phones.
In the viral video on platforms like Twitter, Reddit, and Instagram, you can clearly a massive crocodile gliding into the river while carrying the body of Jesus Alberto Lopez in its mouth. Another video was also released showing people the animal dead in order to retrieve the dead body of the famous footballer.
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Watch Jesus Alberto Lopez, Costa Rica footballer Attacked by a crocodile, video goes viral on Reddit, Instagram, and Twitter
Tributes for Jesus Alberto Lopez
The iconic footballer used to play for Deportivo Río Cañas. He left his two kids behind one is 8 and the other is 3. The global football community is mourning the loss of Lopez.
His club released a statement- “With deep sorrow, we make public the death of our player Jesus Alberto Lopez. Rest in peace, Chucho.” Online, fans reminisced about his contribution to the sport, with one supporter recalling, “Always with his humility that characterized him, last night he delighted us with his last game. We will miss you, Chucho.”
In Costa Rica, in the last 2 years, multiple attacks have occurred in many regions of the country where wild animals have attacked or killed humans.
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Crocodile Killed by Police
The Ministry of Energy and Environment of Costa Rica prohibits killing or hunting of any wild animal or species such as crocodiles.
But the local police stated that it was necessary to kill the animal in the mentioned incident. They feel the action was under the jurisdiction of the nation’s wildlife laws.
We had to kill the crocodile “to free the body from its jaws.”
In the released press statement, the local authority stated- “All efforts were made to rescue the body of the deceased person without causing damage to the reptile, which was not possible.”
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Jesus Alberto Lopez Wiki Biodata
|Full Name||Jesus Alberto Lopez Ortiz|
|Age||29 years old|
|Team||Deportivo Rio Canas (Amateur Club)|
|League||National Amateur Soccer League (Costa Rica’s third level)|
|Death Date||(Not specified)|
|Place of Death||Canas River, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica|
|Cause of Death||Attacked by a crocodile|
|Survivors||Wife and two children (Derian and Eithan)|
|Funeral March||Over 1,000 participants in the funeral march|
What happened in the Costa Rica footballer crocodile incident?
In the incident, Costa Rican footballer Jesus Alberto Lopez was attacked by a crocodile while swimming in the Rio Cañas River near Guanacaste Province. The attack was captured on video and went viral on social media platforms. The crocodile was later killed by local police in order to retrieve the footballer’s body from its jaws.
Who was Jesus Alberto Lopez and what was his contribution to football?
Jesus Alberto Lopez was a renowned footballer who used to play for Deportivo Río Cañas. He left behind two children, aged 8 and 3. He was known for his humility and dedication to the sport. The global football community mourned his loss, and his club released a statement expressing their sorrow and remembering his contributions to the game.
Why was the crocodile killed in the incident?
While the Ministry of Energy and Environment of Costa Rica prohibits killing or hunting of wild animals, the local police deemed it necessary to kill the crocodile in this incident under the nation’s wildlife laws. The crocodile had the footballer’s body in its jaws, and efforts to rescue the body without harming the reptile were unsuccessful. As a result, the crocodile was killed to free the victim’s body.