Alexis Martínez was an orca trainer at Loro Parque’s Orca Ocean in the Canary Islands, who was killed by a SeaWorld-owned orca, Keto.
Alexis Martinez, age 29, had worked at Loro Parque since 2004. He was killed during a Christmas show rehearsal when he was attacked by one of the orcas, Keto.
On Christmas Eve 2009, exactly two months before Tilikum killed Dawn Brancheau, Loro Parque trainer A. M. (Alexis Martínez) was working with Keto, a killer whale owned by SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment. During a training session, Keto pulled A. M. under water and then rammed him in his chest. A. M. died of massive internal bleeding (Tr. 408)