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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