Canadian professional skateboarder and owner of Black Russian Skate Shop Josh Evin, 29, has passed away following a motorcycle crash early Sunday morning. Evin flipped the motorcyle, sending both him and a passenger into the Kootenay Canal near Nelson BC. Evin’s body was not recovered until Monday, June 14 at approximately 4:30 p.m. by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RMCP) dive team, according to Castlegar News.
Evin, A.K.A. the “Black Russian,” rode for Premium Wood, Spitfire, Emerica, Independent, Clive, Sessions, and Dragon, and was the owner of Black Russian skate shop. Evin had been skating since 1988 and traveled the world entering street contests throughout Europe, Australia, and of course North America. R.I.P. Josh Evin.
Words honoring Josh Evin from TransWorld SKATEboarding:
“Josh Evin, Canadian ripper, pro for Premium, and friend of many at TransWorld, was reported missing yesterday after a motorcycle accident threw him and his passenger into the Kootenay Canal. The passenger made it to shore but Josh's body is yet to be recovered.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to his friends and family.”