Killer Whale Tilikum drowns SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau in front of audience


Dawn Brancheau, a veteran trainer, died Wed. (Feb. 24) at Sea World in Orlando, Florida, after being dragged under the water by a killer whale. 

Tilikum, nicknamed Tili, reportedly grabbed the trainer in his jaws from a poolside platform, shook her and dragged her underwater. The whale charged through the pool carrying her in his jaws. Other workers tried to help but could not free her in time and she drowned. 

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