Corwin was being filmed by CNN who is doing a story for its "Planet in Peril" series. CNN anchor Anderson Cooper can be seen in the film interviewing Corwin when the attack occurred.
Appearing on Cooper's blog for March 22nd, Cooper said, "...basically, an elephant grabbed hold of Jeff's arm with his mouth and tossed him like a ragdoll. Jeff had warned me that while elephants can be very playful, they don't know their own strength. He was certainly right about that."
"We thought Jeff's arm was broken at first, but once we were out of the water it became clear that it had just been badly twisted and was deeply bruised. Jeff was able to continue working, which I found kind of amazing, and afterwards we stopped off at a clinic so a doctor could check out his arm. It's now in a sling."