Shamu murked someone at Sea World?

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[h1]Sea World San Diego closes Shamu show after deadly whale incident in Orlando[/h1]
February 24, 2010 |  2:35pm

SeaWorldin San Diego has canceled its Shamu whale show at least for Wednesdayafter an Orlando SeaWorld employee was killed in mishap with a whale atthat theme park.

"We're terribly saddened by the loss of the member of our SeaWorldfamily, it doesn't matter what park," said SeaWorld San Diego spokesmanDavid Koontz. "We have canceled our afternoon Shamu show here today."

Koontz said park officials had yet to make a decision about to whether to cancel Thursday's show.
OrlandoSeaWorld officials are not revealing the identity of the victim,although a local TV station is reporting that a female employee waskilled after she was grabbed by one of the theme park's whales at thestart of a public show. Park guest Victoria Biniak told the stationthat the trainer was a veteran of SeaWorld and had just finishedexplaining to the audience the show they were about to see.

At that point, Biniak said, the whale came up from the water and grabbed the woman.

"He was thrashing her around pretty good. It was violent," Biniak said.

Read more on the story from the Orlando Sentinel.

-- Amina Khan

Photo: Dolphins at Sea World San Diego. EPA

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