A California woman broke both of her ankles in a bizarre Father’s Day encounter with a dolphin.

A 350-pound dolphin leapt into the Frickman family’s boat, landing on Chrissie Frickman and breaking both of her ankles.

Chrissie’s husband, Dirk Frickman, described the incident as chaotic.


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“My wife had fallen down, she was screaming, the dolphin was making screaming noises,” he recalled.

Dirk splashed water on the thrashing dolphin to keep it alive while also keeping his family away from the animal as he traveled back to the harbor.

The dolphin sustained cuts to its nose and tail.

Officials used a rope to get the dolphin out of the boat and onto the dock, then pushed the dolphin back into the water.


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