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Girl Dragged Into Water By Sea Lion Treated For 'Seal Finger' Infection

The Canadian girl received a superficial wound and is being treated for a possible bacterial infection. Marine life experts warned she could be at risk for a rare infection known as seal finger.
A video went viral earlier this week showing a sea lion grabbing a Canadian girl's dress and pulling her into the water at a dock in Richmond, British Columbia. During the ordeal she received a superficial wound and is being treated for a possible bacterial infection. Source: Screenshot by NPR

A video went viral earlier this week showing a sea lion grabbing a six-year-old Canadian girl's dress and pulling her into the water from a dock in Richmond, British Columbia.

The girl's fast-acting grandfather jumped into the harbor and pulled her

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