Pro snowboarder and Red Bull athlete, Brock Crouch was badly injured in a avalanche that released in the Whistler backcountry on Sunday. Crouch was filming with Absinthe at the time of the slide reports Teton Gravity Research.
According to his older brother and pro golfer Mike Glennie, Crouch broke multiple vertebrae while being swept downhill. He also lost some teeth and suffered some lacerations on his face.
“I know you stared death in the face yesterday brother but you also lived to talk about it.” – Mike Glennie
As evidenced in a post by Ryan Runke, it seems as though Crouch owes his life to fellow pro snowboarder John Jackson, who was on the scene shortly after the incident. Avalanche Canada currently has the avalanche danger among the Whistler Blackcomb zone at ‘considerable.’ We will update this post as more information becomes available.
*Our best wishes are with Brock Crouch as he begins the long and arduous healing process.
The phone call that no older brother or parent ever wants to get. Please send my youngest brother positive vibes as the back country in Canada jumped up and bit him today. To everyone who was up there with him to help, y’all are the real MVP’s. I love you buddy and will always be your #1 fan. I’ll see you soon ❤️
Feeling extra grateful today. For everyone wondering what happened, Mother Nature turned on one of my best friends yesterday. Brock was in the Canadian back country living life to the fullest when an avalanche had other plans. He was pulled off an 80ft cliff and upon landing, buried for 5 minutes before help got to him. He broke his back (T12-L1-L2) lost some teeth, busted up his face, then was buried alive. I know you stared death in the face yesterday brother but you also lived to talk about it. Bad things happen to good people and we will never know why, just know you’ve got an army of love and support and an older brother who loves the shit out of you. Heal up ❤️
Find the original TGR post here: SNOWBOARDER BROCK CROUCH SUFFERS SERIOUS INJURIES IN WHISTLER AVALANCHE