SeaWorld Whale Kills Trainer
Attack occurs in front of spectators just before show
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 24, 2010 3:39 PM CST
A file photo of whales at SeaWorld.   (AP Photo/SeaWorld San Diego)

(Newser) – A whale at SeaWorld Orlando killed a veteran female trainer today in front of spectators. The male killer whale apparently pulled the trainer into the water. "Telly (the whale) took off really fast in the tank and he came back, shot up in the air, grabbed the trainer by the waist and started thrashing (her) around," one tells TV station WKMG.