BMX champion Pat Casey, 29, dies during stunt at California park

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BMX star Pat Casey has died following an accident at a motocross park in California.

Casey, 29, died Tuesday afternoon while attempting a stunt at the “Slayground” Motocross Park in Ramona, California.

A press release from the San Diego Sheriff’s Department said the BMXer had “crashed his motorcycle while performing a jump on the park ramps.” First responders attempted “life-saving measures” at the park but he was ultimately pronounced dead on the scene.

The X Games confirmed the bikers’ death on social media.

“We are deeply saddened by Pat Casey’s passing and our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife, children, parents and siblings,” the post on Instagram read. “A true legend in the action sports community, Pat will always be a member of the X Games family and an inspiration to everyone’s life he touched.”

Casey’s wife, Chase, and his children, Reid and Taytum, were reportedly at the park when he died and were with Casey in his final moments, according to OurBMX.

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