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Whale kills SeaWorld trainer as guests watch

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Officials in Florida say a veteran 40-year-old trainer at SeaWorld was killed by a whale when she slipped and fell in its tank.

SeaWorld Orlando President Dan Brown says officials are investigating but it appears to be an accident.

He says the trainer was one of the park's most experienced.

Spectator Victoria Biniak said that the trainer had just finished explaining to the audience a show they were about to see Wednesday when the whale appeared to grab the trainer and thrash her around.

Brown says SeaWorld has never experienced an incident like this.

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