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Steve Irwin Killed

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posted on Sep, 4 2006 @ 03:07 AM
The Hugely popular TV personality, Steve Irwin, was killed by as stingray off the coast of Queens Land, Australia whilst filming a documentry film on Monday. The barb from the stingrays tail punctured his heart and he was pronounced dead a short while later despite efforts to revive him by his crew.
CAIRNS, Australia - Steve Irwin, the hugely popular Australian television personality and environmentalist known as the "Crocodile Hunter," was killed Monday by a stingray while filming an underwater documentary on the Great Barrier Reef. He was 44.
Irwin was killed by a stingray barb to the heart on Batt Reef, off the remote resort town of Port Douglas in northeastern Queensland state, his wildlife park Australia Zoo said in a statement.

Crew members aboard Irwin's boat, Croc One, called emergency services in the nearest city, Cairns, and administered CPR as they rushed the boat to nearby Low Isle to meet a rescue helicopter. Medical staff pronounced Irwin dead a short time later, the statement said.

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I heard this story from many people who got the news from their mobile phones. It seems like a rather light way to die seeing as he worked with crocodiles for so long. It also just goes to show anyone, despite their knowledge, is vulnerable to the natural world.

The wound he received was, from my knowledge, a very rare occurrence. The barb to the heart has only been recorded to have happened a couple of times before. This amplifies the tragedy even further.

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posted on Sep, 5 2006 @ 03:54 PM
Very sad day indeed, blessings go to those he left behind..


posted on Sep, 6 2006 @ 08:05 AM

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