Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin Killed by Stingray On Monday 4 September 2006

Date: 1/10/2006

Crocodile Hunter and environmentalist Steve Irwin was killed in an accident in north Queensland. Irwin, 44, was killed by a stingray barb that went through his chest. He was filming underwater off the Low Isles, near Port Douglas when the accident occurred. A rescue helicopter was dispatched to a boat near Batt Reef off the coast near Cairns with a doctor and emergency services paramedic on board. Mr Irwin had a puncture wound to the left side of his chest and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

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