VIDEO – Shamu Stadium Tragedy: SeaWorld Trainer Attacked, Killed by “Killer Whale” in Orlando, Florida
A 40-year-old trainer at the Orlando-based SeaWorld was killed Wednesday when she apparently slipped into the pool at the Shamu stadium with a “killer whale” and fatally wounded by the mammal, according to several media reports.
Tilikum, the killer whale, killed Dawn Brancheau at about 2 p.m. Wednesday, police said. She was preparing for a show later that afternoon.
Here is an Associated Press YouTube video report on the tragic accident: