Usain Bolt helps dig grave of Olympic silver medalist Germaine Mason who died in a motorcycle accident [Watch Video]

Usain Bolt was filmed in Jamaica digging the grave of his friend and British high jumper Germaine Mason who died in a motorcycle crash in April.

A video has emerged which shows the fast runner, Usain Bolt, digging the grave of  Olympic silver medalist Germaine Mason, who tragically passed away in April in a motorcycle accident involving him. Last month Bolt was caught up in the fatal crash in Jamaica, which claimed the life of the British high-jumper. Mason was riding his motorcycle on the Norman Manley highway in East Kingston when he fell off and passed away on April 20. Mason lost control of his bike while he was returning from a party with the Jamaican sprinter and some other friends in Kingston.

Earl H Bailey, a Jamaican sports reporter, shot the videos and uploaded it on his Twitter page that goes with the handle @BaldEagleJa on May 14. Since then the videos have gone viral with over 200 retweets and news websites sharing the video content. The website run by Jamaican athletics supporters, Team Jamaica, was the first to circulate the videos and state that a number of athletes, including Bolt and Michael Frater, were riding in a convoy with Mason when the crash took place.

Mason, who held the Jamaican national record in the event, matched his personal best of 2.34m to claim silver at Beijing. Mason who won a silver medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics was a close friend of Bolt.

Usain Bolt arrived in Portland, Jamaica, where he was filmed digging the grave of his friend.  The 100 metre and 200m world record-holder can be seen helping a crew in digging the final resting spot for Mason. The British high-jumper’s burial is set to happen on May 21.