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Snowboard world champion Alex Pullin drowns in diving mishap in Australia

Snowboard world champion Alex Pullin drowns in diving mishap in Australia
Posted at 1:16 PM, Jul 08, 2020

GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Two-time world snowboard champion and Winter Olympian Alex Pullin has drowned while spearfishing on Australia’s Gold Coast.

A police spokesman said a 32-year-old man was unresponsive when taken from the water and died despite receiving CPR from lifeguards and emergency treatment from paramedics.

The accident happened at Palm Beach around 10:40 a.m. local time Wednesday.

Pullin won gold medals in the snowboard cross event at the 2011 and 2013 world championships and was Australia's flag-bearer at the opening ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Olympics.