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Steve Irwin has died

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You guys, unfortunately I do not know how to "pull" stories over, but if you google his name you will get the info. Apparently he was killed in a freak accident with a stingray. I am really going to miss this guy. He definetly is one who contributed to make this world a better place than how he found it.
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Wow. It just goes to show that you never know when it's your time. At least
Steve went doing the exact thing he loved. He made learning about animals
fun. My kids loved him, and I really liked his shows too. I'll be praying for
his family.

His production team say he was swimming over a stingray, whose barb went up into his chest and put a hole in his heart. He was rushed to the Low Isles, where he was attended by Dr. Ed Loughlin within thirty minutes of the accident. Dr. Loughlin said there was nothing he could have done to save him from his ‘non-survivable injuries'. Loughlin said, “He had a penetrating injury to the left front of his chest. He had lost his pulse and wasn't breathing."

Sting ray venom contains serotonin, 5-nucleotidase, and phosphodiesterase. 5-nucleotidase and phosphodiesterase are responsible for the necrosis and tissue breakdown common with stingray envenomations. Serotonin causes inexorable pain in the region of the injury.
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