New Details About American Killed in Lion Attack

Katherine Chappell had rolled down the window before being attacked.
1:34 | 06/04/15

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For the first time this even, we are now seeing the face of the young American woman killed by a lion in a wildlife park in South Africa. 29-year-old Katherine Chappell from New York state, seen here leaving for her trip. We have new details about the 66-year-old tour guide in that car, too, trying to save her, reportedly suffering a heart attack. Here's ABC's hamish Macdonald, there. Reporter: Katherine Chappell came to johannesburg to work as a volunteer on wildlife projects. Instead, the 29-year-old, with big plans for world travel, was killed by one of the animals she so wanted to help. And tonight, in a statement, the tour guide who was in the car with her says they were not ignoring the countless warnings to keep windows closed, but that Chappell had "Of her own accord, rolled down the passenger window" to take pictures. She could have been enticing it, clicking at it, clapping at it. That could have irritated her. Reporter: The tour guide sustained serious injuries finding off the lion, even reportedly suffering a heart attack. He claims a park employee then refused to help. ABC news tracked down that employee, who says his immediate task was to move the lions away, putting them in the night enclosure, allowing safe passage for paramedics. Can you see that? They've got their windows down. Tourists here still seem tempted to take some of those risks. ABC news understands there are in fact pictures of this attack, taken by other tourists inside the lion camp. That evidence is now in the hands of police. David? Hamish, thank you.

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