The Southern California woman who suffered two broken ankles last week when a 350-pound dolphin torpedoed into her boat is expected to make a full recovery, but said the dolphin slammed into her out of nowhere.
“It was almost like it fell out of the sky,” Chrissie Frickman said.
Frickman was boating in Southern California with her husband and two children June 21 when a pod of dolphins swam alongside them. One of the animals jumped on the vessel, knocking Frickman over and landing on her legs.
She didn’t feel pain at first, and managed to walk to the front of the boat where she began to feel sharp pains in both ankles. She reportedly broke her ankles when she twisted them following the dolphin’s impact.
“The dolphin jumped and we thought it was doing a flip and I guess it miscalculated,” said her husband, Dirk Frickman. “It came right onto my wife and flopped in the boat and knocked down and grazed my daughter.”