Daredevil bike rider alex harvill died in a crash thursday while working towards for a record jump.
Harvill, 28, became training on the furnish county global airport in moses lake, washington, while the accident took place, in keeping with the furnish county coroner's workplace.
The record jump changed into set to take location at the moses lake airshow on thursday morning, however he become fatally injured in a warmup jump previous to the document attempt. It was the primary scheduled occasion of the 3-day display.
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Harvill turned into attempting to break the gap file for longest bike soar, set at 351 ft by way of robbie maddison in march 2008.
"our private sympathies go out to alex's circle of relatives, buddies and loved ones," the sheriff's workplace said in a assertion.
An autopsy was set to be completed on friday, according to the grant county coroner.
"we regret to report today at our first event of the airshow -- the guinness international report leap try, alex harvill changed into injured during his warm-up earlier than the jump and has been taken to the hospital," the moses lake airshow said in a declaration on its fb page. "we do now not have more records at this time regarding the incident."
Harvill, who lived in ephrata, washington, was married and had a son, watson, just ultimate month. He additionally had an older son named willis.
Maddison posted a remembrance for harvill on thursday nighttime, announcing he was "shattered" via the information.
"[He] turned into out to set a new world report these days while he paid the last rate," maddison wrote on instagram. "my coronary heart is broken for his own family. Sending our like to jessica, willy and watson."
"i have been riding given that i was 4, however before that, i'd ride at the front of my dad's bike," harvill informed the columbia basin usher in in an interview ultimate month approximately the report bounce. "my complete existence i've ridden dirt bikes and seemed as much as each person that races dirt motorcycles and suppose of those men as heroes."
He already held the document for dirt to dirt distance soar at simply over 297 feet, set in 2013.
He has also competed in motocross and supercross racing in addition to distance jumps and stunt work