THE Crocodile Man, Steve Irwin, is dead

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THE Crocodile Man, Steve Irwin, is dead

Post by JIP » Sun Sep 03, 2006 10:16 pm

Sad... :cry:

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He was killed in a freak accident in Cairns, police sources said.

It appeared that he was killed by a sting-ray barb that went through his chest, Queensland Police Inspector Russell Rhodes said.

He was swimming off the Low Isles at Port Douglas filming an underwater documentary and that's when it occurred.

Ambulance officers confirmed they attended a reef fatality this morning at Batt Reef off Port Douglas.

Mr Irwin was killed just after 11am, Eastern Australian time.

It is understood he was killed instantly.

A source said Mr Irwin was already dead when his body was brought onto the Isle.

A source said Mr Irwin's body was being airlifted to Cairns Hospital in North Queensland for formal identification.

An Emergency Services Response Management spokeswoman said they received a call about the tragedy at 11.11 am, Australian Eastern Standard Time.

The response unit left in a helicopter for the Batt Reef at 11.18am and arrived shortly after.

Mr Irwin was pronounced dead at the scene immediately, the spokeswoman said.

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Re: THE Crocodile Man, Steve Irwin, is dead

Post by RojoKayako » Sun Sep 03, 2006 10:30 pm

I am sad, but not surprised. What Steve did was incredibly dangerous even though he made it look easy at times. Nevertheless, he understood the risks and died doing what he loved most - and that is not always the worst tragedy that can befall us.

I salute his bravery and dedication.

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Post by tibor01 » Sun Sep 03, 2006 10:32 pm

We are still in disbelief here in Australia, it's just aweful news. He was a great Australian, some thought he was over the top but I thought he was great. He will be sadly missed.

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Post by RojoKayako » Sun Sep 03, 2006 10:38 pm

tibor01 wrote:We are still in disbelief here in Australia, it's just aweful news. He was a great Australian, some thought he was over the top but I thought he was great. He will be sadly missed.

Aaron
One of Steve's finest episodes was when he demostrated the dangers of Rattlesnakes in the Maryland/Pennsylvania area. I mean...we commonly think of Rattlers as a hot-climate, western-American Phenomenon, but I can promise you that the Rattlers in the colder Northeast are even worse than we have them here in Texas, or elsewhere. The reason is cattle - the ranchers blow Rattlers away before they even become a threat.

Not so in the Northeast mountains which are free from cattle and where they live in abundance - and densely! I've seen it. Steve was really brave and probably saved a lot of lives with that one particular episode. I respect that!

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Post by Fishing Fanboy » Sun Sep 03, 2006 10:47 pm

Man that sucks. :(

When I read the title I thought he was killed by a croc or gator, but a stingray? That's crazy. :?

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Re: THE Crocodile Man, Steve Irwin, is dead

Post by BARRAMANIAC » Mon Sep 04, 2006 12:34 am

The worst thing about this tradgedy is the whole world know`s about his death before his wife who is treking a mountain in Tasmania. That`s the internet for you. :(

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Post by BARRAMANIAC » Mon Sep 04, 2006 12:37 am

tibor01 wrote:We are still in disbelief here in Australia, it's just aweful news. He was a great Australian, some thought he was over the top but I thought he was great. He will be sadly missed.

Aaron
The hardest thing to believe is he was taken out by a stingray. When he has played with some of the worlds deadliest snakes, crocs and sharks.

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Re: THE Crocodile Man, Steve Irwin, is dead

Post by Shrike » Mon Sep 04, 2006 5:51 am

Very sad, at least he died doing what he loves.

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Post by Nitroman77 » Mon Sep 04, 2006 6:46 am

man thats horrible. :( Very interesting guy and full of energy.
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Post by tj1004 » Mon Sep 04, 2006 8:38 am

yeah that truly sucks, i heard about it this morning. He was crazy but he really did alot of good for the animals he loved. RIP

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Post by klackrus » Mon Sep 04, 2006 8:50 am

my thoughts goes to his wife and two children. sad, great guy and i will miss him.

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Post by TOPWATER » Mon Sep 04, 2006 9:56 am

Im shocked, and by a stingray of all things. They just dont attack. This is by far a freak acc.

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Post by woodman6035 » Mon Sep 04, 2006 4:07 pm

Steve was the man!!! At least he died doing what he loves. May he rest in peace.

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Post by BARRAMANIAC » Mon Sep 04, 2006 11:36 pm

The coroner has made a press release. They have viewed the video footage of the attack and it was ruled as a freak accident. Steve did not interfere with the animal or provoke it, it any way. :cry:

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Re: THE Crocodile Man, Steve Irwin, is dead

Post by jholton » Mon Sep 04, 2006 11:56 pm

:cry: :cry: :cry: I can't help but to think about his kids. That's just awful. He was the man! A freaking stingray!!

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