Originally Posted by ludo21
only thing that he should NOT have done was pull that barb out, it may have caused him to die faster... (says doctor on radio)
He was dead already so why linger and suffer all the more? Besides, do you think ANYONE wouldnt do exactly the same when stuck like that out of the blue and unaware? Its one of the most painful things going if it just hits your ankle ... you can just imagine the jolt right through the rib cage into the heart!
I'm sure pulling it out was a spilt second instinctive reaction and he lost consciousness in the same moment as his blood pressure crashed.
With the toxin directly in the heart as well as the large barb that pierced it, he was done for the moment he got in the water Monday! What are the odds of that? 10 billion to one that a Sting ray would get him, and furthermore, with a direct hit to the heart when he wasnt even mucking with it!
It was simply his time. The guy was so full of life, and with a larger than life persona it seems that his candle wasn't mean't to burn long. But you can tell what a great guy he was and how genuine on and off the camera by the sincere and heartfelt outpouring of love and affection he is recieving from all those he touched and who knew him best.
They had a moving tribute to him on Larry King Live yesterday that is really worth seeing if and when they replay it.