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14-year-old surf lifesaver dies during competition

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Family members believed to be the parents of 14 year old Matt Barclay mourn his death at Kurrawa beach on the Gold Coast, Australia on Thursday, March 29, 2012.

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Surf Rescue teams search for missing 14 year old Matt Barclay.

AP reports: A 14-year-old surf lifesaver has died during the Australian championships, the second competitor in three years to drown during the event at the same beach on the tourist strip. Search teams on Thursday recovered the body of Matthew Barclay, a member of the Maroochydore club on the Sunshine Coast, north of Brisbane.

 Barclay, who disappeared on Wednesday afternoon during an under-15 board race, won two gold medals in the Queensland state junior titles two weeks ago and also won last year's prestigious junior Coolangatta Gold event.

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Surf Rescue teams search for missing 14 year old Matt Barclay at Kurrawa beach.

 

 

 

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