Professional Hunter Erwin Kotze from Thormahlen & Cochran Safaris killed by a bull Elephant
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04-24-2013, 08:31 AM #21
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Prayers sent for his family.
04-24-2013, 12:02 PM #22
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Very sad news ,RIP Erwin !
04-24-2013, 07:25 PM #23
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Sad news. I hunted with Erwin his first year as a PH, and always spent time with him at SCI each year. Very sad.
04-25-2013, 10:17 AM #24
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Much to young to go...My condolences to all the family and friends
04-27-2013, 06:37 PM #25
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Thoughts, prayers, and condolences to all. Do we have any additional news on how this trajedy occured?
04-27-2013, 06:47 PM #26
Very sad to hear of this, another young man gone. Condolences to his family.
04-27-2013, 08:19 PM #27
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PH Erwin Kotze, recently killed by an elephant.
Professional Hunter Erwin Kotze died Tuesday, April 23, after being trampled by an elephant in northwestern Namibia. Kotze, who was only 27, was a PH for Peter Thormahlen of Thormahlen & Cochran Safaris.
Kotze was guiding a client while hunting desert elephant in the Kaokoland concession called Orupupa Conservancy. The hunting party had been tracking a bull since morning. Kotze stalked closer to evaluate the ivory. Something went wrong, and the animal charged him without warning. The elephant trampled Kotze, breaking his pelvis. Another PH in the party carried Kotze to the hunting vehicle and called for a medivac to meet them at a nearest airstrip. Unfortunately, Kotze died of internal injuries before reaching the airstrip.
Kotze was unmarried and is survived by his parents, Werner and Erna Kotze, who were flying into Namibia from their home in Botswana to make funeral arrangements. In a statement issued to The Hunting Report, Peter Thormahlen said, "We are shocked, grieved and very, very heartbroken. Erwin was like a son in our house."
Condolences may by sent to Thormahlen & Cochran Safaris by email to email@example.com or
by snail mail to
70 Columbus Street, PO Box 26201,
Nelspruit, 1200 South Africa.
For the Kotze Family, send to
PO Box 478, Francistown, Botswana.
Send flowers to Kotze Family,
Ferndal Village No 2,
The Hntg Rpt,Practice whispering before you leave for Africa!
A Legend in my own mind!
04-29-2013, 05:58 AM #28
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Been out of the country for the last week. Terrible news to come back to. My prayers to Erwin's family and friends.
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