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Footage shows killer whale attack at SeaWorld

Thursday, July 26, 2012 - 01:00

July 26 - Newly released video shows the near-fatal moment a killer whale dragged a trainer underwater during a live SeaWorld performance in 2006. Sarah Charlton reports.

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Video has emerged of the moment a killer whale dragged a trainer underwater during a live SeaWorld performance. The video, which is from 2006, shows Ken Peters being dragged underwater by his feet. The trainer survived the incident - managing to break free after roughly eight minutes. Peters suffered puncture wounds to his feet and a broken metatarsal ligament in his left foot. He is still employed at SeaWorld in San Diego. The video was recently released following a freedom of information request. It was used as evidence in defence of safety violations issued against SeaWorld following the death of a trainer in 2010. Sarah Charlton, Reuters.

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Footage shows killer whale attack at SeaWorld

Thursday, July 26, 2012 - 01:00