Red Bull-Sponsored Surfer/Snowboarder Seriously Injured After Avalanche Pushes Him Off 80ft Cliff

Red Bull-Sponsored Surfer/Snowboarder Seriously Injured After Avalanche Pushes Him Off 80ft Cliff

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Red Bull-Sponsored Surfer/Snowboarder Seriously Injured After Avalanche Pushes Him Off 80ft Cliff

The snowboard and surf world are circling their wagons around 18 year old duel sport athlete Brock Crouch after he broke his back getting swept off an 80 foot cliff in an avalanche while filming in the Canadian backcountry. Brock both competes in surf and snowboard events and aspires to be a two sport Olympian.  This is latest from his Brock’s brother professional golfer Mike Glennie:

“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.”

Here’s how snowboarder John Jackson, who was on scene, describes the incident :

“Can’t explain how happy I am to see this guy! @brockcrouch you are a soldier! I was riding with Brock two days ago when he took a nasty ride in an avalanche down multiple rock bands due to a cornice failure resulting in him being buried for about 4 or 5 minutes. Crazy how a situation like this can surprise you so quickly. I’m so glad the whole crew performed a rockstar rescue and Brock is strong enough to handle what he went down. Especially thankful for our pilot Josh, who didn’t waste a second in the situation. I was so impressed with this kids talent while we were riding all morning and know he will come back with a fury to continue getting after it. Love you bud, and massive prayers for that body to heal quickly! #extreme18will be back! Although might have to change the m.o. to #nasty19 👊 #toughasnails”

We wish Brock a speedy recovery so he can get back out on the ocean and into the backcountry ASAP. Get well soon!!!

Can’t explain how happy I am to see this guy! @brockcrouch you are a soldier! I was riding with Brock two days ago when he took a nasty ride in an avalanche down multiple rock bands due to a cornice failure resulting in him being buried for about 4 or 5 minutes. Crazy how a situation like this can surprise you so quickly. I’m so glad the whole crew performed a rockstar rescue and Brock is strong enough to handle what he went down. Especially thankful for our pilot Josh, who didn’t waste a second in the situation. I was so impressed with this kids talent while we were riding all morning and know he will come back with a fury to continue getting after it. Love you bud, and massive prayers for that body to heal quickly! #extreme18 will be back! Although might have to change the m.o. to #nasty19 👊 #toughasnails

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Speedy recovery young legend, glad you’re alright. @brockcrouch #AirAwareness #Skrrrrrt

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