"Maybe he didn't want to hurt the animal. e-mail; Most watched News videos. Join Insider. [BBC] READ THE REST. ATV rollover near Swan River kills man, 75 A 75-year-old man has died after the all-terrain vehicle he was driving flipped in a ditch near Swan River, Man., on Friday. A 64-year-old Garden City man was struck and killed by two vehicles on I-75 late Thursday night in Monroe County. But tragedy struck when two swans swam at Hensley's kayak, somehow causing him to roll off the vessel. "Maybe he didn't fight back enough when the swan attacked him," said father-in-law George Koutsogiannis. All rights reserved. A man who was feeding ducks at the pond at the time said that the dog’s owner saw the incident as it presented itself and began to shout frantically in an attempt to warn the dog about the oncoming danger. 45ºF. Wife of man killed in swan attack sues lake owner for failing to consider danger. The owner was said to be so distraught his phone fell into the pond. Two witnesses saw Hensley resurface a few times in the pond and called police, but by the time crews arrived he had been fully submerged. Anthony Hensley, 37, of Villa Park, Ill., worked for a company called Knox Swan & Dog which used swans and dogs to keep geese off the condominum's properties. "You could see the tip of it.". In April 2012, a 37-year-old man who worked for a company that provides swans to keep geese away from residential properties, was killed by a swan, the BBC reports. Police have launched an investigation after a swan was killed by a dog in Epping Forest. Donations can be sent to Amy Hensley, c/o Steuerle Funeral Home, 350 S. Ardmore Ave. Villa Park, IL 60181. The woman was taken to hospital where she was pronounced deceased. Swan kills man. ... “We started screaming at the swan, trying to distract it,” a man who was feeding the ducks at the time told the Irish Times. Turn on desktop notifications for breaking news? Dive teams pulled Hensley, a husband and father of two, from the water, but he was pronounced dead at a hospital shortly after. He reportedly told police that he had had accidentally hit the swan on Lakeside Drive. Frank Bilecki of the Cook County Sheriff's Department, told ABCNews.com that Hensley struggled to stay above water. Swan Kills Dog with Its Wings in Park as Owner Watches on in Horror as the Bird 'Beat Down on It' A dog owner watched helplessly as a swan attacked and killed his dog at a park in Dublin, Ireland. A swan attacked and killed a dog in a park in Dublin, Ireland, after it went for a swim in a duck pond.. ... south of Swan Creek Road in Berlin Township. A woman was killed in a car crash near Swan River, Man., on Sunday while she was trying to flag down help on the side of the highway, according to RCMP. The widow of a man killed after a swan toppled his kayak, sending him plunging into the water of a retention pond in Des Plaines in 2012, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit. So how dangerous are these graceful white birds? Hensley -- wearing boots and heavy clothing -- died trying to swim back to shore as horrified witnesses looked on, CBS reported. Turn on desktop notifications for breaking stories about interest? Family and friends are trying to cope today with the death of an Illinois man who drowned Saturday after getting attacked by the swans he was employed to take care of. All rights reserved. I have read that a swan can kill a man by flapping its wings (the wingspan can be longer than an average human's height, and they do have powerful muscles). Hensley died without life insurance and a fund has been set up to help his family. Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you. A DOG owner watched in horror as his pet was attacked and killed by a swan today. A memorial fund has been established in Hensley's name, who was a married father of two. Shocking video shows man swinging dead swan around his head before throwing it aside. A man has drowned after being attacked by a swan, which knocked him out of his kayak and stopped him swimming to shore. It was supposed to be a normal day for 37-year-old Anthony Hensley, who worked for a company that used swans and dogs to keep geese away from properties on a Des Plaines pond, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. Swan Chases and Kills Goose in Main River Frankfurt and Onlooker Applauds May 1st 2016. In a news release, officials say they were contacted by a 77-year-old Stratford man at around 4:15 p.m. So how dangerous are these graceful white birds? A man who was feeding the ducks at the far end of the pond witnessed the dog owner screaming frantically at the swan which was attacking his pet and rushed over to help him. Jon Voight says 'Trump is the only man that can save this nation' A man has drowned after being attacked by a swan, which knocked him out of his kayak and stopped him swimming to shore. A man who claimed he killed a swan because he was hungry on the second day of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan has been jailed for two months. It seems impossible, but some beautiful swans are responsible for a man's death. Hensley was in a kayak on the condo's retention pond checking on the animals Saturday morning when one of the swans swam at him, causing him to fall out of his kayak into the water. An onlooker said the swan actively blocked the man from swimming back to shore. Jukin Media Verified (Original) * For licensing/ permission to use: Contact- licensing(at)jukinmediadotcom Barnes Pond, SW13. I can't understand how this was possible.". "He's going to be remembered as one of the most wonderful fathers in the world," said Hensley's brother-in-law, Tony Macri. A "killer swan" dubbed "Mr Nasty" has killed up to 20 other swans at one habitat this year. The swan attacked the dog after it swan too close to its cygnets (Image: GETTY) The man added the attack lasted only a few seconds. Part of HuffPost Crime. Anthony Hensley, 37, of Villa Park, Ill., worked for a company called Knox Swan & Dog which used swans and dogs to keep geese off the condominum's properties. ... Police have launched a manhunt for two men seen holding a rifle close to where two swans were shot and killed. The Chicago Sun Times reported that while Hensley struggled in the water, the swan continued to harass Hensley. A mother swan is said to have died from a 'broken heart' after heartless vandals smashed her unhatched eggs with bricks. Forest keepers were called to Jubilee Park pond at 9am on August 4 and found the swan motionless. Man killed after crashing car into Swan Lake Grocery Brian Sullivan 10/7/2020. "A very good father, a very good husband; there wasn't a mean bone in his body.". The widow of an Illinois man who drowned to death after being attacked by a swan filed a wrongful death lawsuit on Tuesday. The wife of a man who drowned after he was attacked by swan two years ago is suing his employer and the condo complex where the swan was kept. Pictures released of man holding air rifle after two swans shot and killed. Swan kills dog in park as screaming onlookers watch in horror. Donations can be sent to Amy Hensley, c/o Steuerle Funeral Home, 350 S. Ardmore Ave., Villa Park, IL 60181. Social Sharing Perhaps Hitchcock’s The Birds should’ve been based on a different species. However, Shamshu Miah, 52, from Llandudno was released because of the time he has already spent in custody. ABC News' Ben Waldron and Colleen Curry report: An angry swan is being blamed for knocking a man out of his kayak in a Chicago pond and then continuing to attack until the man drowned. By Andy Campbell. ©2020 Verizon Media. He leaves behind a wife and two children, who are reportedly so young they haven't yet been told that their father won't be coming home. Swan kills dog in Dublin park, the birds can be quite vicious when they feel something has invaded their territory. He was not wearing a life vest, Bilecki said. Sign up for membership to become a founding member and help shape HuffPost's next chapter. Pic: Shutterstock. Family and friends are puzzled. "His kayak wasn't upside down, but it was, like, upwards," Daniel Gamanov told the station. A vehicle travelling northbound collided with the pedestrian, who was from Swan River. An angry swan is being blamed for knocking a man out of his kayak in a Chicago pond and then continuing to attack until the man drowned. Swan Kills Dog with Its Wings in Park as Owner Watches on in Horror as the Bird 'Beat Down on It' this link is to an external site that may or may not meet accessibility guidelines. It was supposed to be a normal day for 37-year-old Anthony Hensley, who worked for a company that used swans and dogs to keep geese away from … US Coronavirus: The time is now to develop a testing strategy for asymptomatic Covid-19 cases, CDC director says. Swans do not mess around: "A man has drowned after being attacked by a swan, which knocked him out of his kayak and stopped him swimming to shore." Swan Attack Causes Anthony Hensley’s Death; Kayaker Drowns In Illinois. Family and friends are trying to cope today with the death of an Illinois man who drowned Saturday after getting attacked by the swans he was employed to take care of. Today is National Voter Registration Day! It's since been found that the protected animal was attacked by a dog off the lead moments beforehand. 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