(AP) GOLD COAST, Australia - A 14-year-old boy has died during the Australian lifeguard championships, the second competitor in three years to drown at the beach during the event.
Search teams on Thursday recovered the body of Matthew Barclay, who disappeared on Wednesday afternoon during an under-15 board race. He won two gold medals in the Queensland state junior titles two weeks ago and won last year's prestigious junior Coolangatta Gold event.
Competition was halted following Barclay's disappearance and was scheduled to resume Friday at North Kirra beach, about nine miles south along the Pacific Ocean.
Barclay is the third competitor to die on Kurrawa beach during the championships since 1996.