Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Seal Pulls Girl into the Ocean

A five-year-old girl is recovering from puncture wounds today after a seal pulled her into the water at West Vancouver's Thunderbird Marina yesterday evening.

North Vancouver resident Caleigh Cunning, 5, was with her father on the marina dock at about 6 p.m.after a fishing trip.

Her father Mike Cunning was cleaning fish, when a seal jumped onto the dock and pulled the girl under water, according to marina manager Fred McDonald.

Caleigh was wearing a lifejacket.

A neighbour on the dock jumped in and saved her, he said.

Caleigh suffered puncture wounds to her wrist, was treated at hospital and released.

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