Pictured – Squirrel Wood, Burghwalli, where Stephen Whinfrey, 50 died after being trapped in a rabbit hole. See Ross Parry copy RPYRABBIT. A father suffocated and died after getting trapped in a RABBIT HOLE while trying to catch a rabbit, an inquest heard. Stephen Whinfrey, 50, had hunted rabbits for most of his life and used ferrets and dogs to help him catch them. He died when he went to Squirrel Wood Scout Camp near Doncaster, South Yorks on New Year’s Day this year when he got trapped and died.