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Steve Irwin

Media statement – 4 September 2006

Steve Irwin

At 11am today, 4 September 2006, Steve Irwin was fatally wounded by a stingray barb to his heart while filming a sequence on Batt Reef off Port Douglas for a 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 Steve was pronounced deceased at 12 noon by Queensland Ambulance Services personnel.

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. Steve would have said, ‘Crocs Rule!’”

The family wishes to advise that all donations go to Wildlife Warriors Worldwide

Click here to make donations

donations[at]wildlifewarriors.org.au

Phone: +61 7 5436 2026

Donations can also be made to ANZ Bank

Account Name: Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors Worldwide LTD - A Tribute to Steve Irwin
(International donations will need to use a swift code anzbau3mxxx)
ANZ Beerwah
BSB: 014507
Account: 493555839


ENDS



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