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Steve Irwin
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     challenging words:    cameraman, Crikey, spinoffs, documentary, best, loveable, trademark, conservation, helicopter, foundation, original, generation, stingray, lifetime, founded, immediately
     content words:    Steve Irwin, Crocodile Hunter, Great Barrier Reef, Terri Irwin, Crocodile Hunter Diaries, Croc Files, Animal Planet, Collision Course, Australia Zoo, Wildlife Warriors


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Steve Irwin
By Sharon Fabian
  

1     September 4, 2006 - Steve Irwin, known as the Crocodile Hunter, was killed by a stingray while snorkeling off the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, Australia. He had planned a day of filming a segment for The Ocean's Deadliest. Suddenly and unexpectedly, a stingray raised its barbed tail and stabbed Steve Irwin through the heart. A friend of Irwin's speculated that Irwin and a cameraman had accidentally boxed in the stingray and caused it to react in defense.
 
2     Members of Irwin's crew immediately called for emergency medical help. They performed CPR and rushed him to meet the helicopter. Despite their quick responses, Steve Irwin died from his injury.
 
3     Queensland, Australia, police confirmed his death and notified his family.
 
4     A friend said, "He died doing what he loved best."
 
5     The news spread quickly around the world. People on all sides of the globe mourned Steve Irwin's death along with his family - his wife Terri, his daughter Bindi, and his young son Bob.

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