SeaWorld trainer killed by killer whale was a USC grad

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The Associated Press is reporting that the veteran SeaWorld trainer that was attacked and killed by a killer whale in yesterday was a graduate of the University of South Carolina.

For those who haven't heard, Dawn Brancheau rubbing a killer whale poolside platform after a noontime show when suddenly the 12,000-pound killer whale grabbed her with its mouth and dragged her underwater where she was subsequently drowned.

The State newspaper is reporting that Brancheau graduated from the University of South Carolina with degrees in psychology and animal behavior.

Here's an Associated Press video concerning the incident.

Make your way over to The State for the story.

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