Wednesday, September 06, 2006

'Crocodile Hunter' Steve Irwin Killed.... has reported that Steve Irwin was killed in a freak accident while filming one of his well-known documentaries. Surprisingly it wasn't a crocodile, it was a sting-ray."

Down below is the Media statement released (Dated: 4th September 2006) on

At 11am today, the 4th September 2006, Steve Irwin was fatally wounded by a stingray barb to his heart whilst filming a sequence on Batt Reef off Port Douglas for his daughter’s new TV series.

Emergency services were called from Cairns Rescue Base and met Croc One, Steve’s rescue vessel at Low Isle on the Great Barrier Reef. The Croc One crew performed constant CPR during the thirty minute dash to Low Isle, but the medical staff pronounced Steve dead at approx. 12 noon.

His producer and closest friend, John Stainton said on Croc One today,

“The world has lost a great wildlife icon, a passionate conservationist and one of the proudest Dads on the planet. He died doing what he loves best and left this world in a happy and peaceful state of mind. Crocs Rule!”

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