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Whitewater Paddler Brittany Parker Suffers Severe Injuries From Pump Explosion

River SUP expert Brittany Parker in her element. | Photo courtesy: Brittany Parker Blog River SUP expert Brittany Parker in her element. | Photo courtesy: Brittany Parker Blog

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.

Our team at Supconnect wishes Brittany a full and fast recovery. To support Brittany with her medical expenses, donate to her GoFundMe campaign HERE

Last modified onThursday, 28 June 2018 17:05
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