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Zander Venezia, 16, passes away in heavy surf

Published: Wed, 06 Sep 2017 16:16:16 +0000
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A 16-year old surfer from Barbados died after breaking his neck during a heavy surf session generated by Hurricane Irma.

The accident took place at Box by Box, a spot located in Barbados' east coast. According to the early reports, Zander Venezia was caught by a closeout wave and hit a shallow reef.

The young surfer was pulled out of the water by Nathan Florence, who immediately called for help and started CPR. Zander Venezia was taken to the beach, where the paramedics tried to revive him.

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