Illinois Man Drowns After Being Attacked by Swan

A Cook County, Ill. man drowned in a pond Saturday after being attacked by a swan.

Anthony Hensley, 37, was checking on a swan at a housing complex along Bay Colony Drive in a kayak when the large bird attacked him. His kayak turned upside in the melee and Hensley drowned. Hensley was hired to keep geese away from the housing complex. The swan was placed into the area to deter geese from settling on the property.

Hensley's father, Raymond, told CBS Chicago his son was wearing heavy clothing and boots while on the water. Anthony Hensley is survived by his wife and two young daughters.

While I've never heard of a swan attack before, I have heard of far too many drownings that wouldn't have happened had the individual been wearing a life jacket.