A former professional surfer is believed to have been the person killed in an alleged one-punch assault on the NSW Mid-North Coast on Saturday night time.
Chris Davidson was allegedly punched by one other man, inflicting him to hit his head on the pavement and die.
Davidson was a member of the Rip Curl Search staff within the early Nineties, and Tracks journal described him as “one of the vital gifted surfers on the earth” on the peak of his profession.
In 2010, he was ranked quantity 14 globally within the sport.
Davidson’s profession was kickstarted in 1996 when at 19-years-old he was granted a wildcard into the Rip Curl Professional at Bells Seaside the place he famously defeated Kelly Slater in two consecutive heats.
Emergency companies have been known as to Sportsmans Manner, South West Rocks, at 11 p.m. on Saturday after reviews of an incident exterior a licensed venue.
Police mentioned it was alleged a 45-year-old man was punched within the face, fell to the bottom and hit his head on the pavement.
He was handled on the scene by paramedics earlier than being taken to Kempsey Hospital, the place he died a short while later.
A criminal offense scene was established earlier than being examined by specialist forensic officers on Sunday.
A 42-year-old man was arrested at a house at South West Rocks about 12:40 a.m. and was taken to Kempsey Police Station.
Grant Coleman was charged with assault inflicting demise and refused bail earlier than showing earlier than Port Macquarie Bail Court docket on Sunday.