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    Unhappy RIP Steve Irwin

    From Stuff.co.nz - http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,3786509a10,00.html

    Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin dead

    04 September 2006

    BREAKING NEWS: 4.40pm
    Television personality and environmentalist Steve Irwin has died in a marine accident in north Queensland, Australian state government sources say.

    According to AAP the 44-year-old is believed to have been killed by a stingray barb that went through his chest.

    He was filming an underwater documentary off Port Douglas when the accident occurred says AAP.

    Mr Irwin's body was being flown to Cairns.


    RIP Steve Irwin
    Last edited by stu161204; 04-09-2006 at 06:10 PM. Reason: I forgot to add the link to the stuff.co.nz website

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    Default Re: RIP Steve Irwin

    Anyone able to confirm this?

    I don't doubt the OP, just prefer to have things like this verified.

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    Red face Re: RIP Steve Irwin

    Quote Originally Posted by RandomCarnage View Post
    Anyone able to confirm this?
    see my edit above

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    Default Re: RIP Steve Irwin

    This is a tragic story, my 5 year old son is devastated, Steve was one of his heros, he wanted to work for Steve in his zoo when he grows up.

    I feel sorry for his young family.
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    Default Re: RIP Steve Irwin

    in the mid 90's a friends teenage son had terminal lieukemia......his hero was steve irwin....the 'make a wish foundation' was gonna fly the boy to australia to meet him as a gift to the dying boy but the airline would'nt take him he was too crook.....anyway one day my friend gets a knock at her door in Hamilton and it was steve irwin and his wife terri who'd arrived unannounced, with no forewarning, to visit this young man

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    really blew everyone away.....nice people too !
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    Thumbs up Re: RIP Steve Irwin

    Quote Originally Posted by drcspy View Post
    in the mid 90's a friends teenage son had terminal lieukemia......his hero was steve irwin....the 'make a wish foundation' was gonna fly the boy to australia to meet him as a gift to the dying boy but the airline would'nt take him he was too crook.....anyway one day my friend gets a knock at her door in Hamilton and it was steve irwin and his wife terri who'd arrived unannounced, with no forewarning, to visit this young man

    []AWSOLME[B]

    really blew everyone away.....nice people too !

    Nice story, didnt know this and I live in Hamilton.

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    Default Re: RIP Steve Irwin

    Ever since I heard about Steve's accident with the stingray I have been wondering just how it happened as those creatures are not aggressive. They usually only attack when trodden on or threatened - they normally just "fly" away when approached. It is very rare for people to die from an attack so poor Steve was obviously extremely unlucky.

    I thought he may have been trying to swim on its back or hitch a ride with it but the reports in the news this morning say that he swam over it in shallow water. That must have made the stingray feel threatened sufficiently to cause it to act in self-defence.

    It is all very sad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoxyMX View Post
    ... he swam over it in shallow water. That must have made the stingray feel threatened sufficiently to cause it to act in self-defence.
    I think you got it exactly right.

    If you see film of these fish they can swing their tail with astonishing speed and accuracy.

    His huge personality on TV made you feel like he was actually speaking to you, and created a sense that you knew him personally.
    Bugger the cancer. I'm suffering from terminal inertia.

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