Thursday, 25 February 2010

Who Are You Gonna Believe, Me Or Your Lyin' Eyes?

The people who were there:
Eyewitness reports suggested the orca, which has been involved in two previous deaths, rose up to grab Dawn Brancheau by the waist and shook her violently before dragging her under water.
The people who weren't:
An Orlando police spokesman claimed last night that Brancheau tumbled accidentally into the whale holding tank and died.

‘There is no sense of foul play right now. This appears to be an accident,’ he said.
Pretty stupid thing to claim, since surely there's CCTV?

I wonder if Seaworld has put in a call to Industrial Light and Magic..?

Update: Orcas! The cows of the sea..?


Macheath said...

It would be reassuring to think that any footage of this incident is being witheld for use at the official investigation - and on grounds of taste.

Sadly, it's more likely to be in the process of being sold to the highest bidder.

JuliaM said...

I'm waiting for the Orlando Police Department to gather everyone in the library to announce that the killer was, in fact, Professor Plumb in the study with the candlestick...

Mrs Erdleigh said...

Foul play? Do they imagine they will prosecute a killer whale for, well, killing?

Seriously this young woman's untimely death needs investigating and I hope her family get the answers they deserve but the police do need to look at the likely causes.

Mark Wadsworth said...

That police statement puzzled me as well. Maybe they'll pin it on Toger Woods' wife or something? Ta for link.

JuliaM said...

"Foul play? Do they imagine they will prosecute a killer whale for, well, killing? "

One of the reports yesterday stated that the whale 'will continue to perform in the show'.

What a trouper! The show must go on, after all...

"That police statement puzzled me as well."

Perhaps they were expecting it to leap out of the tank and flee in a white Bronco?