Sunday, September 03, 2006

Steven Irwin, the crocodile Hunter, dies while diving off Australia's northeast coast

Reuters Canada--

Sydney -- Steve Irwin, 44, otherwise known as the "crocodile Hunter" was hit in the chest by a stingray barb while diving off Australia's northeast coast.
Irwin had been diving off his boat "croc one" while filming an underwater documentary off Port Douglas. Irwin was taken by helicopter to nearby Low Isles for medical treatment; however, he was dead before they arrived according to police.

3 Comments:

Blogger Bobkatt said...

Bummer.
Robin, did you know that his wife Terri was born in Eugene?
Terri was born in Eugene, Oregon in the United States. Her family was in the trucking business. As a small child, Terri was exposed to her father constantly bringing home injured animals from the highways which his trucks traversed and this was to eventually instill in her an ongoing commitment to saving and rehabilitating wild animals.

5:07 PM  
Blogger Robin said...

Yes, I remember that she was. I think that they have a couble of kids too.

6:11 AM  
Anonymous Laura said...

My generation dealt with Superman dying, the next generation not only lost Superman, they lost Croc Hunter who was also their superman. He sure left his mark on society and will be missed by young and old.

10:57 AM  

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