The two-time earth snowboard champion, aged 32, was spear fishing off nineteenth Ave at Palm Seaside when the tragedy transpired this morning.

He is considered to have endured a shallow drinking water blackout just immediately after ten.30am.

It is comprehended an on-responsibility lifeguard was on the scene and that surfers ended up included in carrying him from Palm Seaside reef.

Yet another spear fisherman spotted Pullin unresponsive on the ocean ground and alerted a surfer.

The surfer paddled to shore and raised the alarm with lifeguards on a jet ski who introduced him to the beach front where by they and paramedics carried out CPR on him for about 45 minutes.

Pullin was an professional free diver who was spear fishing by yourself.

“Lifeguards supplied CPR to the guy right up until the Queensland Ambulance Assistance (QAS) arrived and took in excess of,” at Metropolis of Gold Coastline spokeswoman reported.

The beach front is almost certainly the final position you would be expecting to find two-time bordercross earth champion Alex “Chumpy” Pullin instruction for his future big snowboarding opposition

Off responsibility volunteer lifeguards who ended up on the beach front also rushed to Pullin’s assist.

“They assisted the Gold Coastline Metropolis Council lifeguard company in carrying out CPR… right up until paramedics arrived,” a Surf Lifesaving Queensland spokeswoman reported.

“The volunteer lifesavers included have been made available peer guidance counselling, and this guidance will carry on for as prolonged as wanted.”

“Our thoughts are with the victim’s family and friends.”

His family ended up on the beach front at the time.

Pullin is a spear fishing and diving enthusiast and is also a eager musician and surfer.

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Only two months ago, he posted an Instagram image of himself spear fishing off the Gold Coastline.

“Unreal day in the ocean, whales singing & breaching about us,” he posted.

“Hanging with fantastic men and women additionally bringing a great deal of fish for the week.”

Pullin was the flag bearer for the Australian group at the 2014 Wintertime Olympics in Sochi, Russia.


Pullin, 32, hailed from the city of Mansfield, in the foothills of Victoria’s alps.

In 2011, he turned the first Australian snowboard cross rider to capture a Earth Championship and the Earth Cup title in the one 12 months.

His web site biography says he learnt to ski with his family at the age of a few.

His parents, who owned and ran a ski/snowboard store in Mansfield, encouraged him to pursue snowboarding at the age of eight.

Shortly immediately after, Pullin turned a common experience about the alps and could routinely be sighted riding about his neighborhood resort of Mt Buller.

It is the 2nd spear fishing tragedy in southeast Queensland in 5 times, immediately after Sunshine Coastline guy Matthew Tratt was fatally mauled by a shark though spearing off Fraser Island on Saturday.

Crisis expert services are on the scene.