Man Dies After Swan Attack

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

By WGN News, Courtesy CNN

Des Plaines, IL (WGN) -- Police say a man from Villa Park drowned after being attacked by a swan.

Anthony Hensley worked for a company that uses swans to chase away unwanted geese.

The Sun-Times reports, Hensley was paddling a kayak Saturday on a pond at the Bay Colony condos in Des Plaines when a swan charged him; he tried to paddle to shore, but the swan knocked him off balance and into the water, and he drowned.

Officials believe Hensley may have gotten too close to the swan's nesting area.

1 Comment

Comments are closed.