AUSTRALIAN Winter Olympics star Alex “Chumpy” Pullin has died aged 32 after a tragic accident while spear fishing.
The two-time world champion snowboarder passed away earlier today off Palm Beach on the Gold Coast.
The Courier Mail report the hugely-popular sports star suffered a shallow water blackout shortly after 10.30am local time.
A shallow water blackout occurs when a person suffers from a loss of oxygen and “faints” underwater.
Pullin was found unresponsive on the ocean floor by another spear fisherman after they had alerted a nearby surfer.
Fellow surfers then helped to carry the body off an artificial reef before calling lifeguards.
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