BUENA VISTA, Colorado - One of SUP's top whitewater paddlers, Brittany Parker, suffered serious injuries on the morning of Wednesday, June 27th. The tragic event occurred as Brittany was pumping up a board on a compressor and was unexpectedly thrown backwards by an explosion and hit her head on the ground. The impact lead to severe injuries, including a concussion and a broken hand from where the compressor hose hit her. She was taken in an ambulance to Salida Hospital from Buena Vista, Colorado, where the accident happened. Following X-rays and a CT scan, doctors determined that she needed to be flown to St. Anthony's in Denver to be reassessed by a neurologist. According to the most recent posting on GoFundMe, Brittany is said to have air in her skull and brain hemorrhaging from the blast injury.