Woman walks down the aisle days after losing arm in croc attack

A woman who lost her arm in a crocodile attack has married her partner in a touching wedding in hospital.

“In one week we went from shock and agony to a truly amazing experience,” 27-year-old groom Jamie Fox told Associated Press.

Mr Fox and his then fiancée, Zanele Ndlovu, were canoeing on the Zambezi, one of Africa’s longest rivers when a crocodile attacked them on April 30.

Zenele lost her right arm and suffered injuries to her left hand. Five days later, they married in a hospital chapel.

Zanele Ndlovu and her husband Jamie Fox were married just five days after the attack. Source: AP

“We were glad we still had our lives and managed to keep our wedding date, although we had to do with a much smaller venue. The celebrations went ahead at the original venue but Zenele and I had to remain at the hospital,” Fox said.

He described the wedding as “incredible.”

Victoria Falls Guide, a travel website, describes canoeing on the Zambezi above the Victoria Falls “the perfect activity for those who not only want to see the abundant bird and animal life but also want to experience the peace, tranquility and beauty of the Zambezi River.”

For the couple, the experience turned into a terrifying incident.

Her husband, Jamie, described the moment he tried to save his wife from the jaws of the crocodile. Source: Storyful

“I was shouting, trying to save her. She was not complaining of pain when we managed to pull her out of the water, maybe because of the shock.

“We were hoping the doctors would save her arm but that was not to be,” said Fox, adding that the couple had dated for about 18 months.

“I proposed in February. We are hoping to settle in the UK so we are sorting out her visa and then we will think of the honeymoon,” he said.

Zanele was discharged from the hospital on Monday.