Atlanta 3/18/2011 10:41:07 PM
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Surfer Sion Milosky Killed at Mavericks Beach

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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