Illinois Man Drowns When Swans He Cared For Attack Him
This is a shame. A man died in an apartment complex pond after being swarmed by swans!
Anthony Hensley, 37, worked for a company that used swans and dogs to keep geese from destroying the grounds at the Bay Colony Drive condos in Des Plaines, The Chicago Sun-Times reported.
The married father of two was in a kayak checking on the swans early Saturday when one of the large birds came after him, causing the craft to tip over, witnesses and authorities said.
As Hensley tried to make it to shore, the swan — and maybe others — continued to circle him and may have attacked him or blocked his path.
“They probably thought that he was going too close to their eggs, and they were too scared, and they just attacked him,” witness Daniel Gamanov told CBS Chicago.
Someone at the complex called the police, but by the time they arrived, Hensley had drowned.
His father told CBS Chicago that Hensley was a good swimmer, but may have been weighed down by his clothes and heavy-duty work boots..
Hensley and his wife, Amy, had two young daughters, and a memorial fund was set up to help his family.
Aw hell naw, there was witnesses? And nobody jumped in to save him??? That’s horrible.
Our prayers go out to his family