|Dane Searls, 1988-2011|
(image credit: BMX Main)
Searls was celebrating a new world record in which rode a series of ramps - 9m, 12m, 15m and 18m, each said to have been two storeys high - when the accident happened. Witnesses said that he misjudged the distance between the balcony and the pool, diving head-first onto concrete. He suffered serious head and spinal injuries.
More at the Sydney Morning Herald (including video).