Fallen Soldier...

Another heart breaker for the action sports community as Jeremy Lusk passes away from injuries sustained in Costa Rica during an FMX event.

"Professional freestyle motocross rider Jeremy
Lusk died Monday night after succumbing to a brain injury incurred in a
Feb. 7 X Riders show in Costa Rica.
Lusk, 24, whose nickname was "Pitbull," was a
member of the Metal Mulisha freestyle motocross team. He died at 11:03
p.m. PT at the Calderon Intensive Care Unit in San Jose, where he was
treated for major brain trauma and was in an induced coma to allow
swelling of his brain to subside.
Video of the crash shows Lusk completing the
initial trick of his run, but after his launch from a second, smaller
ramp, his bike pitches forward on landing and his full-face helmet
shears apart on impact.
According to the Prayforjeremylusk.blogspot.com
website created by his supporters, Lusk died in the presence of his
parents, Chuck and Gina Lusk, his wife Lauren and her parents.
Mulisha members Brian Deegan, Ryan Hagy, Cameron Steele and Erik Apple were also with him.
"He is now with our Heavenly Father and is at
peace," the website posted. "We know he is performing sick tricks for
all those in Heaven to crowds greater than we have ever seen. We will
miss you Pitbull!"
His family and friends travelled to Costa Rica
in hopes of returning Lusk to the U.S. for treatment, but his injuries
were too severe.
Funeral arrangements are pending." - US Today


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