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Pro Surfer Chris Davidson Dies After Bar Fight in Sydney

Pro Surfer Chris Davidson Dies After Bar Fight in Sydney

Chris Davidson, a former professional surfer, has sadly died at the age of 45.

According to reports, the former pro athlete succumbed to injuries after he was punched outside a bar north of Sydney over the weekend.

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The Guardian reports that police responded to a report that a man was punched in the face and hit his head on the pavement outside Sportsman’s Way pub in New South Wales, Australia just after 11 p.m. Saturday.

When they arrived, they found Chris unconscious, and he was treated at the scene before paramedics took him to Kempsey District Hospital, where he later died.

The next day, police arrested a 42-year-old man and charged him with assault causing death. He was refused bail in court.

Surfing Australia, the non-profit organization that oversees surfing in Australia, shared the news of Chris‘s death to Facebook.

“Surfing Australia and the surfing community are mourning the loss of former WSL Championship Tour surfer Chris Davidson, who passed away at Kempsey Hospital on Saturday evening,” the organization wrote. “Davo was an incredibly talented surfer and a true individual in our sport and community. Our thoughts go out to his two children, friends and family at this time.”

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