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The third incident was the one that killed Dawn Brancheau. On Feb. 24, 2010, Tilikum dragged Brancheau underwater until she drowned. She also suffered a broken jaw, broken ribs and a severed spinal cord.
Details about Brancheau's death are unclear. Some accounts suggest that her hair might have been caught in the whale's teeth, or that he might have mistaken her for a toy. Some witnesses claim Tilikum pulled the trainer into the water by her arm.
SeaWorld has said about the film, "Based on our very preliminary review, 'Blackfish' appears to repeat the same unfounded allegations made many times over the last several years by animal right activists."