A 16-year-old has died in Barbados while surfing big swells caused by Hurricane Irma.
Pro surfer Zander Venezia died on Tuesday on Barbados' east coast, Surfline reports. It is believed that Venezia, who was from Bridgetown, Barbados, hit the shallow reef after getting caught up in a harsh wave. Hurricane Irma has created major swells in the Caribbean and Venezia was one of many pro surfers in Barbados catching waves on Tuesday.
Alan Burke, a surf instructor who was previously a pro surfer himself, told the site, "Autopsy came back. He was knocked unconscious and drowned. No fractures."