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Aussie Olympian killed in spearfishing accident

Triple Olympian Alex "Chumpy" Pullin has lost his life whilst spearfishing on the Gold Coast.

Pullin was found by Paramedics wearing a weight belt and spearfishing equipment.

Lifeguards spent 50-minutes attempting to revive the 32-year-old but were unsuccessful.

Pullin was a dual snowboard cross world champion who was the Australian flag-bearer at the Sochi Olympics in 2014.

He represented Australia at three Winter Olympic Games, in Vancouver 2010, Sochi 2014 and PyeongChang 2018.

He was also a two-time World Cup winner and won silver at the 2016 Winter X Games.



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