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Body Found in Sea World Whale Pool

July 6, 1999

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) _ The nude body of a SeaWorld visitor was pulled early Tuesday from a killer whale pool, where he had apparently gone swimming with one of the black-and-white orcas after the park had closed.

The man’s identity and the cause of death were not immediately known.

``There was no obvious signs of trauma,″ sheriff’s spokesman Jim Solomons said. ``He was not chewed up. He could have been pulled under by the whale’s vortex, or the whale may have considered him a toy.″

Investigators believe the man hid in the park until after it closed.

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