During an interview with Australian talk show Studio 10, Steve Irwin’s right hand man, Justin Lyons recounts the incident with an 8-foot stingray, that eventually took Steve Irwin’s life at the age of 44.
Justin recounted the situation saying that the film crew was on their 8th day of filming a documentary called Ocean’s Deadliest, when bad weather slowed the film crew down. Instead of letting the weather hold them back, Steve insisted they go out looking for something to do.
Once in the water, Steve and the crew were looking for tiger sharks when they encountered an 8 foot stingray.
“All of a sudden it propped on its front and started stabbing wildly with its tail, hundreds of strikes in a few seconds,” he said. “It probably thought that Steve’s shadow was a tiger shark, which feeds on them very regularly. … I panned with the camera as the stingray swam away, I didn’t even know it had caused any damage. It wasn’t until I panned the camera back, that Steve was standing in a huge pool of blood, that I realized something had gone wrong.”
Lyons, who pulled Irwin from the water said that Steve had thought it punctured his lung. Lyons performed CPR for an hour said Steve was in a great deal of pain due to the rays venom. As he was reminding Irwin of his kids, when he looked up to Justin and said “I’m Dying”.
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