Stuntman Alex Harvill died Thursday after crashing into a mound of dirt at the Moses Lake Airshow in Washington, United States.
The rider, from Ephrata, was thrown over his handlebars and tumbled forward before coming to a stop.
He died of serious injuries he sustained in the shocking crash, according to a report from the Grant County Sheriff’s Office.
In a statement, the office said: “Grant County Coroner Craig Morrison confirms the passing of Alex Harvill, a 28-year-old Ephrata resident, who died after crashing his motorcycle in a crash. ‘drive at Grant County International Airport this morning.
“His family has been notified.
“Coroner Morrison’s staff will perform an autopsy on Friday to confirm cause and mode of death, which is normal procedure.
“Our deepest condolences go out to Alex’s family, friends and loved ones. “
According to iFIBER One, the fatal training jump was his first of the morning and was a 150-foot jump.
In a video of the crash, filmed some distance away, he could be seen riding his bike before launching off a ramp into the air.
Tragically, he did not cross to the other side and rather crashed into the mound of earth before being thrown forward.
Doctors rushed to help him and he was taken to hospital, but later died.
The air show has since offered its condolences and pledged to donate all of the money from his jump to help pay the medical bills before his death.
Moses Lake Airshow said: “We regret to announce today at our first airshow event – the Guinness World Record Jump Attempt, Alex Harvill was injured while warming up before the jump and was transported to the hospital. “
They added, “Our hearts are with Alex and his family, and we wish him a speedy recovery. All proceeds from today’s jump will be donated to Alex to help with his medical costs. “
He was an experienced stuntman and had already set the world record in 2013 when he jumped from one dirt ramp to another at 297 feet.
Before his record-breaking jump attempt, he told the Columbia Basin Herald that he had been climbing since the age of four.
He is said to have recently welcomed a second child into his life and has also participated in a number of sports including the Canadian National MX Series, AMA Motocross, AMA Supercross and Arenacross.
He also did stunts.