Mac Bailey, a retired school administrator believed to have been in his sixties, was killed by a 14-foot crocodile on July 6, 2014 while dragging his boat up the bank of Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe, near the Gache Gache Lodge. The crocodile was shot at the scene.
Eulogized Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force chair Johnny Rodrigues, “Mac Bailey, for those who were not fortunate enough to know him, was amongst other things a great conservationist. It was ironic, therefore, that he was killed by a crocodile in Kariba. We wish his wife Jenny and his children our sincere condolences on the loss of a very special man.”