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Sea lion grabs girl from pier and pulls her underwater

By Mason White 12:56 PM May 22, 2017
The sea lion grabbing the girl
The sea lion grabbing the girl
By: Emily Lewis

(Scroll down for video) A girl and her family members were left shaken up after the child was dragged underwater by a sea lion.

The family was watching the sea lion at the Fraser River near the newly renovated Fisherman’s Wharf in Vancouver, Canada.

The 2 minute video, which was posted to YouTube by Michael Fujiwara, the sea lion was seen circling in the area of the pier next to a fishing boat.

At one point, someone seems to be feeding the sea lion. A woman was heard describing it as “cute.”

Soon, the young girl was seen sitting down on a ledge. Moments later, the sea lion lunged up and grabbed her white dress from behind before pulling her into the water.

People began screaming in panic. A man described the moment a member of the girl’s family jumped into the water and pulled her to safety.

Fujiwara said that thankfully, no one was injured during the ordeal. The girl and her mother were seen quickly leaving the area after the incident.