Motorcycle Daredevil Alex Harvill Sadly Dies During World Record Jump
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It's a sad, sad day for the motorsport community.
Tributes have come flooding in for motorcycle stuntman Alex Harvill after he died while attempting a world record jump.
Daredevil Harvill was attempting to jump a whopping 351 feet off a ramp at the Moses Lake Airshow in Washington when he came up agonisingly short.
Slightly misjudging his jump, Harvill's bike ended up hitting the giant dirt mound which sent him flying over his handlebars after the impact.
It's understood he was rushed to hospital but he sadly died from his injuries.
He was just 28 years of age.
Harvill's tragic passing comes just one month after the birth of his second child.
Friends, family and fans took to social media to share their condolences while also paying their respects.
"Our deepest sympathies go out to Alex's family, friends and loved ones," the Grant County Sheriff's Office said in a statement.
Rip Alex Harvill, atleast you went out doing what you love.
- Obiwankeoki (@keokiziegele) June 17, 2021
RIP Alex Harvill, I never got the chances to meet him but he was close with some of my bmx homies and guys that used to put on the bmx jams back in day, was going for the world record distance jump today and had an accident on a practice jump. :disappointed: pic.twitter.com/MaR07IqaBV
- lightly used 1157 bulb (@kanolaoil) June 17, 2021
Hearing the news out of Washington at the Moses air show of Alex Harvill passing away after a crash on a test run makes me terribly sad. Fortunate to have rode the dunes with that man last fall. Prayers for his wife and two sons. #RIPLEGEND #alexharvill
- Galvy (@AGalvan33) June 17, 2021
Heartbreaking news, especially when one passes whiles doing something they love. Prayers go out to Alex's family #AlexHarvill https://t.co/rRqO90XEGm
- Sarah Hewitt (@homer_lillie) June 17, 2021
The Moses Lake Airshow also made a touching tribute to one of their own.
A statement read: "We regret to report today at our first event of the airshow - the Guinness World Record Jump Attempt, Alex Harvill was injured during his warm-up before the jump and has been taken to the hospital. We do not have more information at this time regarding the incident.
"Our hearts are with Alex and his family, and wish him a speedy recovery. All proceeds from today's jump will be donated to Alex to contribute to his medical expenses."
Rest In Peace, Alex.