• Short Summary

    In Canada, husky skin-divers hit the water to grapple with a novel wrestling opponent - an octopus.

  • Description

    In Canada, husky skin-divers hit the water to grapple with a novel wrestling opponent - an octopus. The divers - more than 50 of them - invaded the waters off Victoria, British Columbia.

    Their object: To catch with their bare hands the biggest octopuses they could find in a four-hour time limit. The divers had to hunt their quarry without the help of weapons or under-water breathing gear.

    Winners of the contest, an annual event, was a diving team that caught 206 pounds (92 kilos) of squirming tentacles - biggest haul of the day.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9MVW5XDC96DTA7VPU38SN7L2Y
    Media URN:
    VLVA9MVW5XDC96DTA7VPU38SN7L2Y
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/09/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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