Chris Davidson, a former Australian surfing champion, died overnight in an alleged one-punch attack on the NSW mid-north coast. Read on to know how Chris Davidson died, who hit him, and what was the cause of his death.
Waratah’s coach Darren Coleman’s brother has been charged with the assault causing death. He had been arrested early morning and the police are investigating the case.
How did Chris Davidson die?
Chris Davidson, the famous ex-surfing champion, died on Sunday, September 25, 2022, after being involved in a pub brawl. He was allegedly punched in the face by a man outside a pub in South West Rocks shortly after 11 PM last night.
Former Australian surfer Chris Davidson has died after an alleged one-punch assault on the NSW mid-north coast overnight. #9Newshttps://t.co/DRW7k3dzVx— 9News Australia (@9NewsAUS) September 25, 2022
Davidson fell to the ground and hit his head on the pavement as per the police’s statement. Paramedics were called to the scene and treated him before taking him to Kempsey Hospital. However, he was pronounced dead shortly later.
What was the cause of Chris Davidson’s death?
Chris Davidson died of the fatal injuries suffered in the assault outside a pub in South West Rocks on Saturday night. The 45-year-old man was knocked unconscious by another man who hit a punch on his face. Davidson fell to the ground and hit his head on the pavement.
According to the initial reports, these injuries became the ultimate cause of his demise. His body has been sent for autopsy and reports will be out soon.
His funeral arrangements will take place after that. We’re trying to get in touch with Davidson’s family to get more comments on the terrible incident.
Darren Coleman’s Brother charged with the murder of Chris Davidson
A 42-year-old man who hit Chris Davidson in the face outside the pub has been identified as NSW Waratah’s coach Darren Coleman’s brother, Grant Coleman. He was arrested in the early hours of this morning at a home in South West Rocks.
Currently, the convict is in the custody of Kempsey Police Station. He has been charged with assault causing death and refused to bail to appear before Port Macquarie Bail Court today. We’ll keep you updated as his trial moves further.
Who was Chris Davidson?
Chris Davidson, 48, was a former Surfing Champion from Australia. He was a member of the Rip Curl Search team in the early 1990s. Surfing magazine Tracks claims he was considered “one of the most gifted surfers in the world at his peak.
Davidson’s career started in 1996 when he was just 19 years old. He was granted a wildcard into the Rip Curl Pro at Bells Beach. It was the same place where he famously defeated Kelly Slater in two consecutive heats.
In 2010, Chris Davidson was ranked the world number 14 in surfing. Shortly after that, Davidson retired from professional surfing but never left his surfboard behind. He currently lived in the New South Wales area where he passed away.
Tributes are coming in from all over the internet. Fans are remembering Davidson as one of the elites in the sport. Our heart goes out to his family in these difficult times. May God let the departed soul rest in peace.