Saturday, December 30, 2006

Excitement caused a leaping bottlenose dolphin to accidentally crush woman

A 27-year-old woman is in a critical condition in an Aukland hospital after being crushed by a bottlenose dolphin that leapt into her small boat and landed on top of her. She suffered serious injuries to her head.

The dolphin also smashed the boat's bow rails and windows before leaping back into the ocean. Coast Guard, Steve Taylor said the dolphin probably got over excited and that he has never heard of an incident like it.

Dolphins are usually very friendly and not aggressive towards humans. They can weigh as much as 260 kilograms and grow to lengths of 2.5 meters.

Quick "Facts about Dolphins"