Skip to comments.Kayaker presumed dead after Congo crocodile attack
Posted on 12/09/2010 7:48:40 PM PST by Newtoidaho
JOHANNESBURG (AP) An acclaimed outdoorsman who wrote movingly about testing himself against nature is presumed dead after a crocodile snatched him from his kayak while he led an American expedition from the source of the White Nile into the heart of Congo.
Two Americans being guided by 35-year-old South African Hendrik Coetzee on the grueling trip could only watch in horror. They paddled unharmed to safety after the Tuesday morning attack on the Lukuga River in Congo.
The International Rescue Committee, which runs development projects in the Central African nation, helped evacuate the Americans to a nearby town, Ciaran Donnelly, the organization's regional director in Congo, said Thursday.
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The “bigger boat” thing.
I would guess they paddled RAPIDLY to safety. I don't know if the crocs there tend to hunt singly or in groups. Too bad about their companion, but there nothing they could do.
Never go kayaking while in denial.
Timothy Treadwell. I’m surprised I liked the movie so much.
Beats the heck out of dropping dead on a golf course!
Somewhere, some idiot is saying, “He died doing what he loved to do.”
How is he supposed to die?
Saw an australian movie on netflix last week about three people who hired a small fishing boat to fish in the mangrove swamps. A croc tipped over the boat and ......well I will not give out the details but it was an amazing experience they all had. The movie is called Black Water, sort of like Jaws only with crocs and it was a true story.
Reminds me of the guy with the grizzly bears that ended up as a snack for one bear.
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Or the two hikers who come around a corner and meet a bear face to face.
They both take off like a bat out of hades, get about 30 yards and one stops to lace up his sneakers.
His buddy says, “Come on, you won’t be able to outrun that bear”.
He says “I realize that. Not the bear I am trying to keep ahead of”.
What was that? feeding the croc?
You owe me a new keyboard for that one. Hell, I think I know that idiot!
Is the kayak OK?
Warner Herzog directed that. It was of course a weird documentary type thing, but I think it was good too. I can’t believe the guy had a girl, but I reckon he did. I mean, could the guy act any more gay? But I reckon he was just one of these fem-men who found the right type.
What do you think about not airing the actual audio of the fatal attack?
That be the one. What a story, especially the ending....yowza!
I don't care if you're Dr. Doolittle, you do NOT wade into the belly of the beast as though it's the jungle ride at Disney World.
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