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How Emily May Harper Was Killed in NZ

Posted by feww on December 10, 2009

With Thanks to TEAA whose blog has been hacked


American Woman Killed in New Zealand while Swimming with [Agitated] Dolphins

A 27-year-old American woman on an “eco-tour” was killed on October 20,2009 while swimming with a school of dolphins in Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand.

Emily May Harper, 27, had a cardiac arrest while swimming with dolphins in Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand, October 20, 2009. Matthew Hawkins had proposed to Emily Harper. (Courtesy Matthew Hawkins )

In December last year, Moko, a three-year-old bottlenose dolphin,  who had been swimming off a local beach for more than 18 months, bringing fish and seahorses for people, was reported as being abused.

How Did Emily Harper Die?

There was much speculation about her death. At first the coroner said she had died of “natural death.” Then someone whispered in her ear that healthy 27-year-old women don’t die of natural deaths.

Then, her boyfriend, Matthew Hawkins, 28,  told The Denver Post that the coroner’s preliminary report had indicated that Harper might have been died of a cardiac arrest.

There have been many reports on Moko lately:

But the one that really caught our eye was this one researched by our friend TEAA:

The 8-min video is a must watch; it illustrates how playful dolphins, let alone agitated ones,  could harm humans just doing what dolphins do. Tens of thousands visitors, some extremely ignorant,  drive the dolphins in New Zealand waters to the edge, all year round.

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