- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 16, 2014

CHICAGO (AP) - The wife of a suburban Chicago man whose 2012 drowning was attributed to the actions of an aggressive swan has sued the man’s employer and the condominium complex where the swan was kept.

WMAQ-TV in Chicago reports (https://bit.ly/1hLjW3C) the lawsuit filed this week in Cook County Circuit Court by Amy Hensley claims the swan attack caused or contributed to the drowning of Anthony Hensley of Villa Park. It names Bay Colony Drive condo complex, Hillcrest Property Management and Hensley’s employer Knox Swan and Dog, LLC.

Authorities say the 37-year-old Hensley was in a kayak checking on several mute swans when he may have got too close to a swan or its nest.

The lawsuit claims the defendants knew or should have known mute swans have a “dangerous propensity to attack.

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