At around 7:30 pm on December 31, 2013 Marlon Gonzalez was hungry. Since he lives in San Mateo and therefore has no electricity, the 35 year old was using his flashlight when he was searching his kitchen for food. He had that flashlight in his hand when he heard screaming coming from the other side of the lagoon. Marlon jumped in the water and crossed the 20 feet of water. Crocodiles are frequently seen in this section of the lagoon.
When he reached the house, he found a mother and children screaming, and another child blue in the face and non-responsive on the floor of the dark, unlit house. The mother frantically explained that her daughter, 10 year old Myrna, was choking on a marble.
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