SeaWorld Trainer Killed by Whale Had Fractured Jaw and Dislocated Joints

SeaWorld's killer whale Tilikum broke its trainer's jaw, fractured part of her vertebra and dislocated one of her elbows and a knee while thrashing her around its pool, according to an autopsy released today. The autopsy determined that Dawn Brancheau died of blunt force trauma to the head, neck and torso, and drowning when the giant orca yanked her into SeaWorld's pool Feb. 24. The orca's was so violent with Brancheau that part of her scalp was "forcibly torn from the head," the autopsy...Full Story
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