Boardercrosser Alex Pullin Dies Spearfishing

by The Editors on July 8, 2020

Two-time World Boardercross champion Alex Pullin has died while spearfishing on the Gold Coast of Australia, according to a story on the BBC. He was 32.

Pullin, 32, was found unresponsive off a beach on Queensland’s Gold Coast on Wednesday. . . He was treated by paramedics at the scene but could not be revived, authorities said. . . Nicknamed “Chumpy”, Pullin was Australia’s flagbearer at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Pullin competed for Australia in three Winter Olympic Games and had recently decided to retire from snowboarding, but not yet announced it. Our thoughts are with Pullin’s family and friends.

[Link: BBC via Snowboarder Mag]

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