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Families were left horrified after a dolphin turned on its trainer during a show which saw her disappear underwater.
Harrowing video footage shows the moment Sundance went rogue and attacked the woman who was swimming at the Miami Seaquarium.
In the clip, the 23-year-old dolphin could be seen diverting from its choreography before targeting its trainer during the Flipper show.
Photographer Shannon Carpenter uploaded the footage on TikTok which showed two performers escape the ordeal by rushing out of the pool.
The audience watched on in horror as the dolphin repeatedly lunged at the trainer before pushing the woman back as she attempted to reach the edge of the pool.
The trainer pulls herself from the pool shortly after, visibly shaken and seemingly in pain, reports the MailOnline.
Another trainer can be seen kneeling down beside her.
Ms Carpenter told local news network WPLG Local 10 that the kids spectating were “cheering and thinking this was neat”.
“You could tell the adults knew something was wrong,” she continued. “You could tell she was in some type of pain.”
The trainer was picked up by an ambulance soon after and taken to an area hospital, the outlet reported.
Seaquarium based in Mexico addressed the incident on Monday night (April 12) and said the dolphin and trainer "accidentally collided in the water on Saturday while performing a routine behaviour as part of the Flipper show."
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"This was an uncomfortable interaction for both of them and the dolphin reacted by breaking away from the routine and striking the trainer," they said.
"As a precaution, Miami-Dade County safety authorities were contacted.
"Our family extends to include the animals in our care, our team members and our guests. While there is no apparent serious injury, a careful watch and follow-up evaluations will ensure the best care for all."
Dolphin attacks on human are incredibly rare, with only one recorded case of a bottlenose dolphin ever killing a human being.
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