Michael Fujiwara captured video on Saturday that a girl being snatched turn off a dock through a sea lion and pulled right into the water in Richmond, brothers Columbia.

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A video went viral previously this week mirroring a sea lion grabbing a 6-year-old Canadian girl"s dress and pulling her right into the water native a dock in Richmond, brother Columbia.

The girl"s fast-acting grandfather jumped into the harbor and pulled her to safety.

During the ordeal, she obtained a superficial wound and also is being treated because that a feasible bacterial infection.

Marine life experts had warned she could be at hazard for getting a rare infection referred to as seal finger. Infections are brought about when bacteria from a sea mammal"s mouth make their method into a person"s skin via a cut.

If left untreated and also without antibiotics, a major infection could lead come loss that a finger or limb.

ABC News interviewed Deana Lancaster, a spokesman because that the Vancouver Aquarium:

"The household contacted the Vancouver Aquarium because that help, after among the facility"s mammal trainers spoke around the problem during numerous interviews over the weekend.

"The household saw the media reports and also got in touch through us. She did acquire a superficial wound, and she"s going to obtain the ideal treatment.

"If any member that our pet care team receives a bite from a seal or sea lion, they take a letter from our vet with them to the hospital, which defines that the epidemic is resistant to some antibiotics."

The girl"s family members has been warding off social media upset accusing castle of feeding the sea lions.

But the girl"s dad told CBC News:

"There was somebody next to them the was make the efforts to feeding them. Also, castle weren"t trying to take photos or anything."

The father, that was only established by the last surname Lau, did speak his daughter had actually been too close come the sea lions.

Lau, a resident of Vancouver, attributed the grandfather"s fast thinking because that the confident outcome.

"If he had one- or two-second doubt around that, mine girl could have been gone by then. That reaction, provides him a hero," he told the CBC.

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Before antibiotics, seal finger, additionally known together sealer"s finger and spekk-finger (from the Norwegian word for blubber), was a severe threat to hunters or world handling untreated pelts. Lock risked shedding fingers or hand to the disease.

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