Monday, September 4, 2006

Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin Dies In Freak Accident

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Irwin shown with his wife Terri (Australia Zoo via AP file)


Today will be a light one as far as posting goes because of the Labor Day holiday but I did want to touch on the news coming from Australia that Steve Irwin also know as the "Crocodile Hunter" was killed in a freak accident involving a stingray while filming a documentary off of Queensland.



Irwin was at Batt Reef, off the remote coast of northeastern Queensland state, shooting a segment for a series called "Ocean’s Deadliest" when he swam too close to one of the animals, which have a poisonous bard on their tails, his friend and colleague John Stainton said.


"He came on top of the stingray and the stingray’s barb went up and into his chest and put a hole into his heart," said Stainton, who was on board Irwin’s boat at the time.

Irwin made it fun to watch nature documentaries and his death will surely be felt among his millions of fans. Irwin leaves behind his wife Terri, an 8 year old daughter Bindi, and a 2 year old son Bob. More about Irwin can be read here.

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