Motorcycle stuntman Alex Harvill has died in an attempt to break a world record. He was 28.
Alex, who holds the Guinness World Record for the Longest To Dirt Motorcycle Ramp Jump with a distance of 297 feet, was trying to set a new record for the Longest Motorcycle Ramp Jump at the 2021 Moses Lake Airshow.
According to a post on the organisers Facebook page, Alex was set to perform multiple jumps, starting at 150 feet and working his way up to the record length of 351 feet. The organisers later posted an update that he was injured during his warm-up before the jump and taken to hospital.
The Grant County Sheriff's Office confirmed his death after he was taken to hospital and said in a statement that Alex "died after crashing his motorcycle while performing a practice jump at the Grant County International Airport", they added that an autopsy would be done to determine the cause of death, reports E News.
Alex is survived by his wife Jessica, and sons Willis (4) and Watson (4 weeks), reports People.