WELLINGTON, Dec 27 (Reuters Life!) – A New Zealand woman is in critical condition in hospital after being crushed by a dolphin that leaped on to her boat, media reported on Wednesday.
The 27-year-old woman had been watching from the bow of the small boat cruising among the marine mammals off the North Island’s Coromandel Peninsula on Tuesday when the bottlenose dolphin landed on her, the New Zealand Herald said.
She suffered serious head injuries and was flown to hospital in Auckland.
The dolphin also smashed the boat’s windshield and bow rails before jumping back into the ocean, witnesses told the Herald.