When Whales Attack-Another Death At SeaWorld


ORLANDO -- One person is dead after an incident at SeaWorld.

According to a witness, one of the trainers got pulled into the Shamu tank in Shamu Stadium and was killed. It happened during a Dine With Shamu event.

Orange County EMT officials were called out to SeaWorld after it was reported a woman was not breathing. Around 2:30 p.m. News 13 received confirmation from Orange County Fire Rescue that it was a fatality.

Including today, there have been 22 incidents since the early 70s involving whales at SeaWorld.

In July 1999 at SeaWorld Orlando, Orange County sheriff's office say a man climbed into the Tillikum tank and was killed.

In November 2006 at SeaWorld San Diego, an orca whale pulled 39-year-old trainer Ken Peters below the surface by his foot. Peters eventually managed to safely exit the pool.

In July of 2004 at SeaWorld San Antonio, trainer Steve Aibel was attacked for several minutes during a show. Amazingly he was not hurt.


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