Daredevil Alex Harvill dies attempting world record motorcycle jump
Daredevil Alex Harvill tragically passes away
Daredevil Alex Harvill has died after a motorcycle jump gone wrong. He is survived by his wife and two children, one of which was born just last month.
Yesterday Harvill was practising to break the world record for the longest motorcycle jump, which Robbie Maddison currently holds for a 351-foot jump he completed in 2008.
The show organisers posted a statement to their Instagram account alongside a picture of Alex:
"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."
Unfortunately, the Sheriff's department confirmed Harvill's death later that day.
"Grant County Coroner Craig Morrison confirms the death of 28-year-old Ephrata resident Alex Harvill who died after crashing his motorcycle while performing a practice jump at the Grant County International Airport this morning.
"His family has been notified. Coroner Morrison's staff will conduct an autopsy on Friday to confirm the cause and manner of death, which is normal procedure.
"Our deepest sympathies go out to Alex's family, friends and loved ones."
Record holder Robbie Maddison also paid tribute to the fallen biker on Instagram, sharing his thoughts and prayers with the family.