Thursday, December 9, 2010

Crocodile attacks kayakers, drags guide away

Hendri Coetzee

South African Hendrik Coetzee presumed dead; two Americans paddled to safety

“An acclaimed South African outdoorsman who was leading a kayaking expedition from the source of the White Nile into Congo was dragged from his craft by a crocodile as two Americans watched, horrified. The guide is presumed dead.”

The two Americans involved:  Ben Stookesberry and Chris Korbulic

Korbulic is from Rogue River, Ore., and Stookesberry is from Mount Shasta, Calif.

PHOTO: This undated photo supplied by Fluidkayaks shows South African Kayaker, Hendri Coetzee, posing with a monkey on his shoulder.

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