Friday, August 5, 2011
Some people live dangerously, they pursue adventures that can be precarious. Recently, an engineer died while test driving his home made hover craft.http://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gif
My reflection for this week is how dangerously should we live our life.
Friends of Alastair Senior have paid tribute to an "amazing man", who was passionate about the hovercraft he had spent years building it in his West Auckland garage.
But his passion turned to tragedy on Sunday when the 40-year-old father of three was killed on a test drive on Muriwai beach.
Friends yesterday paid tribute to Mr Senior, saying he was very clever, intelligent and sensible.
One woman said he was well respected and loved by many and another friend described him as an "amazing man".
In a death notice his family said he died "in pursuit of his dreams".
Police said Mr Senior took the hovercraft to the beach for its first test run and was operating it when the propeller came loose. It fell and the blade struck him on the back of the head.
Police initially said the blade decapitated Mr Senior, however they confirmed yesterday it had severely damaged the back of his head causing fatal injuries.