- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 9, 2016

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Police are investigating animal cruelty at the South Carolina Aquarium in Charleston after a report that a temporary worker shut off life-support systems for the aquarium’s massive salt water tank.

The Great Ocean Tank holds 385,000 gallons of water and is home to sharks and other creatures.

Police tell local news outlets that alarms alerted aquarium staffers several times last month that the life-support system had been turned off. A police report says staffers found electrical breakers had been manually turned off and set up a camera and saw a temporary worker throwing the switches.

The investigation is ongoing and no one has been charged.

The worker was hired from a temporary staffing agency. Aquarium spokeswoman Kate Dittloff says no animals were injured.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide