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.
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.