St. Pete Skater Dies Skitching

austin-demauroSt. Pete, FL : A 15-year-old boy fell to his death after trying to skateboard while hanging off the back of a car.

Austin Demauro was clinging on to the right rear corner of a Mercedes sedan, being driven by his friend in St Petersburg, Florida.

The pair were trying out a stunt known as ‘skitching’, where the skater holds onto a moving vehicle then lets go to gain extra momentum.

But at 6pm on Sunday, Demauro was trailing his friend’s car on Atwood Avenue North near Fossil Park skate park when he lost balance and hit his head on the road.

Read full story: Skitching Death

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