Monday, November 17, 2008

Couple attacked by dolphin

A leaping 9-foot, 400-pound dolphin hospitalized two boaters when it landed in their laps!

Norman Howard, 64, said he and his wife, Barbara, were in a 18-foot boat cruising around New Smyrna yesterday when the large dolphin jumped into their boat and continued to hit them with its tail.

Apparently the dolphin came out of nowhere… before they knew it, there was blood everywhere.

Norman was smacked in the face and ribs while his wife received a few lacerations to the face.

They were found after officers received 911 calls from witnesses. Barbara was still conscious when the U.S. Coast Guard reached the boat. They were both transported to Bert Fish Medical Center.

The dolphin was released back into the water. Barbara Howard remains hospitalized in stable condition.

FYI: The chance of a dolphin jumping into a boat is 1 in 3,000,000.

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