I never met the man, but by all accounts he was a first rate PH and a true gentleman - very highly regarded and well liked throughout the industry. He was on the spoor of a bull elephant, apparently in musk, when he was killed. Dangerous game fellas, very dangerous.
Prayers sent to his wife, children and family.
Details still developing but it appears that Ian a tracker, a game scout and the client had been tracking am elephant for 5 or do hours when they stopped to take a break to let client rest Ian and tracker went ahead to see if they could catch a glimpse of the bull and his Ivory. Bull spotted them at under 100 yards and immediately charged. Bull was in musth (rut) Ian got one shot off at close range and was then killed by Bull No other details available right now
Bad damn deal for sure
The hard part is on the family that survives.
I hope they're well cared for, though nothing replaces having a father at home.