Surfer Sion Milosky Killed at Mavericks Beach

Atlanta 3/18/2011 10:41 PM GMT (TransWorldNews)

Big wave surfer Sion Milosky was killed this week at Maverick’s Beach in Half Moon Bay, California. Milosky was thrown off his surf board and pulled underwater by a powerful wave Wednesday evening. Attempts by paramedics and doctors to revive the 35-year-old failed. He was pronounced dead at Seaton Coastside Medical Center in Moss Beach. An autopsy will be conducted.

"He didn't really make a mistake, he just took off on a wave, it caught him like an avalanche and he was down and just never really came up," big-wave surfing great Peter Mel told Reuters.

Volcom, Milosky’s corporate sponsor, released a statement on their website saying, "It's with a very heavy heart that we bid farewell to Hawaiian family man and big wave surfer Sion Milosky. “After a wipeout and a two-wave hold down at Mavericks, Sion passed away. Words cannot begin to describe how saddened we are by this loss."

Milosky is survived by his wife and two daughters.

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