New Video Surfaces of 2006 SeaWorld Killer Whale Attack
The new video captures a terrifying moment when a SeaWorld trainer got caught under water by a killer whale in 2006. It was a grueling 10-minute ordeal, and the footage follows the terrifying moment when the trainer was dragged deep under water, struggling to reach the surface, and then finally was pulled down yet again by his feet. The video, captured by SeaWorld, is surfacing now because it’s being used as part of a government safety hearing.
Mireya Mayor, from National Geographic’s ‘Ultimate Explorer,’ discussed what it's like to work with wild animals on today's America’s Newsroom. While she points out that there’s innate risk when working with these animals, she admitted that at times she becomes complacent since she’s been working with them for over 10 years.
“I think that that just happens when you work with these animals
day in and day out and you get a little bit complacent,” she said.
Since she can’t say if that was the case in this tragic instance, she did say, “Wild animals are unpredictable, and you don’t know how they’re going to react. Sometimes people get hurt, as in this case, even if the animal was playing.”
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Mayor continued, “Unfortunately a whale is incredibly powerful. We don’t stand the chance if they decide to drag us down, and we’re going to go all the way down no matter how much we fight to get back out, as was the case.”