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The tragedy happened during a rehearsal before the start of Moses Lake Airshow, in which Motorcyclist and stunt rider Alex Harvill was about to perform his stunt in front of thousands of spectators.

In the American city of Moses Lake, Washington, an extreme racer died during an attempt to set a world record motorcycle jump. 

He was trying to break the world record for a jump from a moveable, pre-built ramp to a dirt ramp, which currently stands at 351 feet.

He was making the jump as part of this year’s Moses Lake Airshow.

We’ve been working with Alex for weeks now

said Rich Mueller, Grant County International Airport director and one of the air show’s organizers.

It’s disappointing to watch him take a spill, but he was very straight with us from the beginning that spills happen and you just have to roll with it.

Before the jump, Harvill’s wife, Jessica, said she has gotten used to the risks her husband takes.

“It’s a little scary from time to time, but you’ve got to trust that he knows what he’s doing,” she said.

“I’ve been around it so long its kind of just normal in a way, even though that sounds weird, because it’s totally abnormal.”

“Obviously, our prayers and hopes are with him,” Mueller said.

“We’d love to see him out here next year.”

The stuntman’s motorcycle did not reach the desired point quite a bit, as a result of which it crashed into an earthen embankment. 

As a result, the motorcyclist was seriously injured and died in hospital.

According to the local sources, Alex Harville was a professional motocross racer who previously set two motorcycle jumping records.

Image Credit: Charles H. Featherstone/Columbia Basin Herald

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