On July 27, Falmira De Jesus, a 38-year-old palm oil plantation farmer was collecting water from a shallow stream when she was suddenly attacked by a crocodile. As the woman approached the body of water, the giant reptile leapt up from the bank, grabbed her leg, and dragged her into the water.

Somehow, Falmira managed to cry for help and fight the crocodile long enough for her plantation co-workers to arrive and help her. Viral footage shows the brave woman with only her head above water as she literally tries to hang on for her life.

I was in pain from where the crocodile was holding me. I couldn’t break free

Eyewitnesses said that the crocodile gripped Falmira for 90 minutes and repeatedly tried to pull her down into the water. Luckily for her, the water wasn’t deep enough, and, over time, more people arrived to help. Eventually, the reptile decided to let go of its prey and retreat. The bravest of her co-workers ventured into the water to get her out, and she was rushed to the nearest hospital.