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British man shot down and killed while flying helicopter to protect elephants in Tanzania

By Mason White 5:47 PM February 1, 2016
Roger Gower 

By: Mahesh Sarin
(Scroll down for video) A man died while protecting elephants from poachers who tried to kill them for their ivory tusks.

Police in Tanzania, said that 37-year-old Roger Gower was shot down while he was flying his helicopter near the Serengeti National Park.

Gower’s helicopter was shot down while he was trying to stop poachers who had already killed three elephants and wanted to take the ivory, which is illegal.

Police said that the suspects shot at the helicopter with an AK-47 while he was taking part in an operation to catch an elephant poacher gang.

So far, three people have been arrested over Gower’s death, polcie said.