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ICA mourns murder of its director Campbell Bridges
The attackers were an unidentified mob in Kenya
By: Diamond World News Service
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Aug 12 2009 3:36PM
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The International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA) announced receiving an unconfirmed report about an unidentified mob in Kenya attacking legendary Scottish geologist and ICA Director Campbell Bridges, his son Bruce and other parties. The reason for the attack was an unknown dispute at a mine in the Taita Taveta District in Tsavo National Park, it mentioned.

According to the ICA, during the time of its press release, the events indicated that Campbell did not survive the attack, while Bruce Bridges received injuries although of unknown extent. Campbell’s body arrived in Nairobi a few hours ago accompanied by Bruce.

The seniors officials at ICA including Susie Kennedy, ICA Ambassador to Kenya, and other ICA members are sending live reports to ICA Headquarters in New York, of events as they occur. The ICA expressed its deep sorrow at the turn of events and the loss of Campbell Bridges.

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g. l. Miller
(Albuquerque)
Judy, Laura, Bruce and family. I am G. L. Miller from Albuquerque ,New Mexico. I visited and stayed at your home in Pieora, as well I stayed in Niarobi and the first group of Tsavorite mines. When Bruce was small he saw a brown Stetson Bowboy hat that I wore. He loved that hat and I gave it to him before I came home to America. I will always remember Cambell in my heart. He was a mentor and a man of strong character. I hope to speak to Bruce someday. You are in my prayers glmiller50@aol.com
Jodie Frost
(Tucson, AZ)
Laura, I am so sorry for your loss. I just can't believe that this has happened. Please know that I am praying for you and your family along with your beloved father. Please find comfort in knowing that you will be with your father again in Heaven.
Pita Borbon
(Cd. Obregon)
My condolences to the Bridges family, Mrs. Bridges, Bruce and Laura. I am very sad about your father and husband`s death. You are in my prayers so you will find peace. God be with you.
Hilya
(Windhoek)
My condolences to the Bridges family and may God be with you in time as this and grant you peace, strengthens your heart to be strong. Hilya, Ministry of Mines and Energy, Geological Survey of Namibia.
Chris
(Pretoria)
My sincere condolences to Mrs Bridges and Bruce on the brutal savage murder of a fine man,I will miss your visits to in Pretoria and the endless knowlege that you shared so willing with me. To Mrs Bridges and Bruce I am devastated to hear the news and please know you are in my thoughts and prays. Chris Stylianou Valley Gems Pretoria
Rop
(Nairobi)
Kenya will miss Campbell Bridges's contributions in gemstone exploration, mining and promotional programmes, worldwide. He was a guru and legend in the mining industry. The country has lost an experienced geologist and gemologist. On behalf of the Govt. and myself, we join his family, friends and colleagues in sending our sincere condolences to his wife Judy, son Bruce and daughter Laura. Dr Rop, Commissioner of Mines.
Yvette Gonzales
(Tucson)
My condonlences to the Bridges family. I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you all.
Richard W. Wise
(Lenox)
Campbell Bridges was a friend, mentor and legend. He was a lion. My wife Rebekah and I join his many friends and colleagues in sending our sincere condolences to his wife Judy, son Bruce and daughter Laura.
Brenda Reichel
(Honolulu)
I will miss Campbell, and pray for his son and family. Such a tragic event, we have lost a great geologist and gemologist.
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