It seems a killer whale named Kasatka grabbed the foot of trainer Ken Peters and wouldn’t let go. The whale dunks Peters underwater for prolonged periods of time.
Somehow keeping a cool head, Peters eventually manages to free himself from the killer whale’s clutches, only to have Kasatka then charge him over the barrier net.
The video was shown at trial in the case of SeaWorld v U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis. Judge Ken Welsch called the video “chilling.”
Check it out below.
- Chilling footage of killer whale attacking SeaWorld trainer (thesun.co.uk)
- Video shows life-and-death struggle during Sea World killer whale attack – Fox News (foxnews.com)
- Caught on tape: Whale nearly drowns SeaWorld trainer – CBS News (cbsnews.com)