Tragedy … Steve Irwin – pictured here with his wife Terri – has died aged 44 in a horrific accident involving a stingray while filming an underwater documentary in Queensland.
News.com.au: Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin dead
THE Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin, is dead.
He was killed in a freak accident in Cairns, police sources said today.
It is understood he was killed by a stingray barb that went through his chest and reportedly into his heart .
He was swimming off the Low Isles at Port Douglas filming an underwater documentary when the tragedy occured.
The Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) was called about 11am (AEST) and an emergency services helicopter was flown to the crew’s boat on Batt Reef, off the coast near Cairns, with a doctor and emergency services paramedic on board.
Irwin had a puncture wound to the left side of his chest and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Flap and family enjoyed your work.
Best to Terri and family……
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Megan Halavais, 20, was paddling into the water off Salmon Creek Beach in Sonoma County around 11 a.m. when the shark attacked her from behind.
Halavais, an experienced surfer, said she got away after she hit the shark on its tail, according to sheriff’s Lt. Roger Rude.
Halavais, of Santa Rosa, was helped from the water by other surfers. She was taken to a hospital with a bite that stretched from her thigh to her calf, Rude said. She was listed in good condition.
The beach has been the site of several shark attacks in recent years, Rude said. Police believe the shark likely was a great white. They have closed the beach and warned surfers in nearby locations.
Thankfully, Megan is OK.
But, can you imagine the teeth marks – YUK!