Aggressive Swan Being Blamed for Kayaker's Death
- Duration 2:12
- Date Apr 17, 2012
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An -- -- Juan is being blamed for the death of a key after after this 37 year old father of two drowned in Illinois pond.
Witnesses say the large bird charged at the man forcing him to flip his kayak.
And Trace Gallagher has the bizarre and tragic story Trace.
-- that man is Anthony Hensley he works for a company the uses dogs and swans to get rid of geese that apartment complexes and condominium complexes because gays can be very destructive so.
He was that apartment complex outside of Chicago he was in that pond.
And he was checking on this once he got in his kayak traveled out to the middle and witnesses say one of the swans came at him.
Forcing his kayak to flip over and then he -- swimming away here's a witness who saw -- They've probably dot day was done to close to their -- and they're too scary and they just attacked as cat president upside down but it was like.
All the words like -- she get tip of him.
In other words the -- was half in the water and half out and the witnesses say he began swimming to shore but for some reason that's one kept -- him.
It's still very unclear why he was an able to swim away because the witnesses say he came out of the water a couple of times called for help.
And then finally went down for good now we should know that swans are big right there.
They're four feet tall they about an eight foot wingspan they can weigh up to thirty pounds they are somewhat territorial but the family of Anthony Hensley is just.
We just told her father's not here.
They don't know why.
From the last few moments like that.
And -- -- that may be something else happened -- inside the pond because they say he was a good swimmer.
We -- back and checked and we can't find any instances at all of a swan.
Fatally attacking him -- even aggressively continually.
Attacking a human so.
The official cause of death though was drowning in the case of Anthony hands.
-- and Don Wright and his family Trace thank you.