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Old 12-08-2010   #1
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Hendri Coetzee killed by croc...

Dang! Expedition on a Congo trib with Ben Stookesberry.

Hendri Coetzee Killed By Crocodile - Canoe & Kayak Magazine | Canoe & Kayak Magazine

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Old 12-08-2010   #2
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Wow, that's too bad. I lived in Congo for a year. That river scared the crap outta me. No way in hell you get me on it.

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Old 12-08-2010   #3
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So sad.

I found this:

On the Death of Hendri Coetzee | The Outside Blog

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That blog post is pretty crazy. It seems like one way or another it was coming and he knew it.
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Old 12-09-2010   #5
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Foreshadowing, no doubt. Glad he had that day.

"We stood precariously on a unknown slope deep in the heart of Africa, for once my mind and heart agreed,
I would never live a better day."

Rest in peace
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Wow. Gut wrenching story, and a tragic end to an accomplished paddler. RIP Hendri.
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Old 12-09-2010   #8
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I agree with freexbiker, quite scary his blog, then this impending accident. Even scarier the criticizing post at the end of his blog by "ANTHONY". I dont think Anthony understands RISK and is scared of dying (or as some like to call it... 'living'). Hendri obviously loved/lived life to its fullest.

RIP Hendri

Thanks to the original poster on this thread.
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Sad Loss of a legendary kayaker. Thoughts go out to Bendalls, Chris and the friends and families left behind.
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RIP. What a tragic death.

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