Monday, September 04, 2006

Remembering the Croc Man


Shortly after 11:00 am local time on 4 September 2006, Irwin was fatally pierced in the chest by a short-tail stingray barb while diving in Batt Reef (part of the Great Barrier Reef), off the coast of Port Douglas in Queensland. The events were caught on camera and the footage is now in the possession of Queensland Police.Irwin was in the area filming his own documentary, to be called The Ocean's Deadliest, but weather had stalled filming. Irwin decided to take the opportunity to film some shallow water shots for a segment in the television program his daughter Bindi was hosting,when, according to his friend and colleague John Stainton, he swam too close to one of the animals. "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.
After teasing hundreds of crocs, snakes and other wild killers it seems that Steve's lucky streak is over. An emblematic Australian and a huge consever of the nature, he will remain the closest thing to a Crocodile Dundee.

5 comments:

TSHusker said...

I was shocked and saddened by the news this morning.

Our prayers are with his family, his wife Terri, and his two children.

Tom
Doctrine Matters

TSHusker said...

I was shocked and saddened by the news this morning.

Our prayers are with his family, his wife Terri, and his two children.

Tom
Doctrine Matters

TSHusker said...

I was shocked and saddened by the news this morning.

Our prayers are with his family, his wife Terri, and his two children.

Tom
Doctrine Matters

TSHusker said...

I was shocked and saddened by the news this morning.

Our prayers are with his family, his wife Terri, and his two children.

Tom
Doctrine Matters

TSHusker said...

I was shocked and saddened by the news this morning.

Our prayers are with his family, his wife Terri, and his two children.

Tom
Doctrine Matters