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Australian BMX star Charlie Gumley is killed in a freak kayaking accident

Friends and family of a Australian BMX star have been left heartbroken after he tragically died in a freak kayaking accident.

The body of Charlie Gumley, 26, was found by a fisherman at 5.30am on Thursday, just days after he left for a kayaking trip along the Logan River. 

His fiance Shanade Klarissa Thorley has paid tribute to the talented rider by sharing a picture of the pair together on Facebook. 

Shanade Klarissa Thorley has paid tribute to her talented fiance Charlie Gumley after his body was found in the Logan River

Shanade Klarissa Thorley has paid tribute to her talented fiance Charlie Gumley after his body was found in the Logan River

In the image the happy couple are smiling in the image, she has her arm draped lovingly over his shoulder. 

The post has been flooded with messages of support for the young woman and her family. 

‘My baby, my heart is breaking for you,’ one woman wrote. 

‘Thinking of you,’ another wrote. 

‘Beautiful picture of you two,’ wrote another. 

Mr Gumley has been remembered for his impressive skatepark skills. He is the originator of the Twix – a jaw-dropping move where a rider spins the handlebars into a tailwhip

Friends and family of a Australian BMX star have been left heartbroken after he tragically died in a freak kayaking accident (Pictured: Charlie Gumley and Shanade Klarissa Thorley)

Friends and family of a Australian BMX star have been left heartbroken after he tragically died in a freak kayaking accident (Pictured: Charlie Gumley and Shanade Klarissa Thorley)

Mr Gumley has been remembered for his impressive skatepark skills. 

He is the originator of the Twix – a jaw-dropping move where a rider spins the handlebars into a tailwhip.

Footage of his stunts have been widely shared on social media over the past decade.

Close friend Taylor King told The Courier Mail Mr Gumley had hit the country’s BMX community.

‘He was a very talented BMX rider, he was very well known at the Beenleigh Skatepark, he was an absolute animal on a bike.

‘He has made such a special place in everyone’s hearts.’

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