Famous skateboarder Josh Neuman died after a sightseeing plane he was traveling in, crashed into a lake in Ireland.
According to reports, the 22-year-old professional skateboarder and influencer were among four individuals who were aboard a sightseeing single-engine Cessna, which was being used to create content for Belgian fashion brand Suspicious Antwerp.
Unfortunately, the bodies of the individuals were discovered over the weekend in Lake Thingvallavatn, with the use of a remote-controlled submarine and sonar technology.
“The remains of four people at the bottom of the lake have been found and located at a depth of 37 meters (about 121 feet) or less,” the police said in a statement.
Skateboarder Josh Neuman, Four Others, Die After Sightseeing Plane Crashes Into Ireland Lake
Authorities say the plane did not send a distress signal before disappearing from radar view on Thursday.
Josh Neuman was famous for his daredevil videos, skydiving, and stunning downhill rides on his skateboard. One of his skateboarding videos on Youtube has over 106 million views. At the time, the group of four was riding in the private plane to capture footage of Iceland’s scenery for an upcoming video.
Fellow skydiver and social media influencer Nicola Bellavia, along with company employee Tim Alings, and pilot Haradur Diego were all killed in the tragic accident.
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Neuman’s family issued a statement following his passing, saying, “Josh represents the side of humanity we all strive to achieve. The way he not just touched, but impacted lives was on a scale of its own. In his quest for adventure, thirst for creativity, and passion for personal reflection, he truly impacted all those he touched. As the world sheds a tear, we should know that he passed doing what he loved, having just experienced the Northern Lights in Iceland for the first time commenting, ‘This is the happiest day of my life.'”
The company, Suspicious Antwerp, also issued a statement on the tragic accident — saying, “It is with tremendous sadness that we are to report that the occupants consisted of a Suspicious Antwerp employee, two content creators, and an Icelandic pilot. We are enormously distressed by the news and our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends. We are in close contact with them, as well as with the authorities, and we’re doing everything we can to assist them during these difficult times.”
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In 2020, Josh published a sponsored video for the company, where he was skating on a longboard skateboard down a long winding road in Los Angeles. It appears he was preparing for another project of a similar kind with the same company.
According to the influencer’s website, “Josh started off filming longboarding videos for YouTube at the age of 12. Since then, his passion for extreme sports, traveling, & creating compelling content has grown exponentially.”
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Adding, “Now 22, he has traveled all over the world creating content for big brands and YouTube. Josh is currently based in Los Angeles, California after leaving Chapel Hill, North Carolina where he attended University for several years before going full-time in content creation. His love for pushing boundaries and escaping the comfort zone can be seen in both his adventures and his work.”