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SeaWorld trainer died doing 'dream' job

A trainer at the SeaWorld Orlando amusement park in Florida has died after being attacked by a killer whale.

Witnesses said the orca jumped and grabbed Dawn Brancheau by the waist from a poolside platform before dragging her underwater.

Ms Brancheau, 40, was a trainer with 16 years' experience and her sister, Diane Gross, said she had been passionate about her job.


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