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Old     (gobigorgohome)      Join Date: Aug 2005       08-26-2007, 5:32 PM Reply   
Just reported on NPR that a guy (named Colton) faceplanted after a flip on Friday and took an injury to the head that lead to seizures. Currently in hospital In Flagstaff in critical condition. Anyone know this guy?

Another accident was also reported with a powerboat of 7 people crashing into a wall and one person being killed.

Not a good weekend up there.
Old     (wakeboardnut)      Join Date: Jul 2006       08-26-2007, 5:42 PM Reply   
:-(:-( hope he pulls though.
Old     (milehighrider)      Join Date: Feb 2004       08-26-2007, 8:04 PM Reply   
i just got back and didn't hear about either. i was out of bullfrog though.
Old     (notsobueno)      Join Date: Dec 2004       08-26-2007, 9:59 PM Reply   
He was there with one of my good friends from Idaho. I got a text last night that Colton passed away. I don't have any details yet and can't find anything online either.

Thoughts and prayers with the families.
Old     (chrisnj)      Join Date: Aug 2006       08-26-2007, 10:17 PM Reply   
damn :-( Hearing way too many incidents like this
Old     (skiceen81)      Join Date: Dec 2005       08-27-2007, 6:39 AM Reply   
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Colton Dixon always had a smile on his face even in the worst of situations. We knew him all of his life and he will be dearly missed. Old friends from Idaho.
Old     (helix_rider)      Join Date: Mar 2003       08-27-2007, 6:43 AM Reply   
RIP Colton...God bless your family and friends that you had to leave behind far too early.
Old    sealyon.net            08-27-2007, 7:03 AM Reply   
Man, really sorry to hear that. He was way to young
Does anyone know if there was something in the water of was it just the impact from the water?
Old     (qball)      Join Date: May 2007       08-27-2007, 7:48 AM Reply   
sucks to hear. RIP pal .
Old     (ronnyboy27)      Join Date: Nov 2005       08-27-2007, 8:24 AM Reply   
That's heart breaking to hear!
Old     (downfortheride)      Join Date: Jun 2005       08-27-2007, 8:34 AM Reply   
Wow, how quick things can change, my thoughts go out to all who knew Colton. I just went last night and picked up a helmet for all the post that I have been seeing about injuries on the water. My head is down thinking about all who needs it at this time.
Old     (h2omantx)      Join Date: Jan 2007       08-27-2007, 9:26 AM Reply   
This is really sad. Our hearts and prayers go with Colten and his family and friends.
Old     (h2omantx)      Join Date: Jan 2007       08-27-2007, 9:27 AM Reply   
Colton, not Colten. my apologies (sp check)
Old     (hawkeye7708)      Join Date: Feb 2007       08-27-2007, 9:39 AM Reply   
God bless to his family and friends. Makes you think alot about those crashes..i took a bad spill the other day that knocked me a little loopy for a while, its so hard to imagine the consequences that can come from the same instance...crazy...
Old     (nauty)      Join Date: Feb 2004       08-27-2007, 9:47 AM Reply   
Found a few news stories on-line. They all pretty much say the same thing.

http://www.azdailysun.com/articles/2007/08/27/news/local/20070827_local_news_10.txt

R.I.P. Colton. God bless you.....
Old    mendo247            08-27-2007, 1:54 PM Reply   
This has been the worst summer ever! Seems like one horrible accident after another..

My thoughts go out to his family and friends..

R.I.P.
Old     (nasty530)      Join Date: Aug 2007       08-27-2007, 3:08 PM Reply   
The story states he is critical condition. Are you all sure he passed? Would be nice if we were misinformed on this one... My reguards if he has passed
Old     (skiceen81)      Join Date: Dec 2005       08-27-2007, 3:41 PM Reply   
The family gave his organs as a donor on Sunday. And his funeral is on Friday in McCall Idaho. Hope this clears up weather he passed away or not.
Old     (nsolis220)      Join Date: May 2007       08-27-2007, 4:34 PM Reply   
Rest in peace i will be sure to pray for you and your family and all other's affected my this.
Old     (gobigorgohome)      Join Date: Aug 2005       08-27-2007, 5:52 PM Reply   
The news was obviously behind - I heard that he was alive on the news at about 5pm last night then 'notsobueno' said that he had passed away the previous night.

Quote: Does anyone know if there was something in the water of was it just the impact from the water?
They described it on NPR as him having just landed a flip then catching a front edge and landing on his face.
Old     (aces6692)      Join Date: Nov 2006       08-27-2007, 6:02 PM Reply   
R.I.P. Colton
Old     (shawna_h)      Join Date: Apr 2006       08-27-2007, 6:56 PM Reply   
Hey R.I.P Colton. I'm sorry this happened. God bless your family and friends.
Old     (vin)      Join Date: May 2007       08-27-2007, 8:48 PM Reply   
R.I.P
Old     (wakeworld)      Join Date: Jan 1997       08-27-2007, 11:17 PM Reply   
This is just horrible news! Our prayers go out to Colton's family and friends.
Old     (tomcalabria)      Join Date: Feb 2006       08-27-2007, 11:40 PM Reply   
RIP, our prayers go out to All of Colton's family and friends.

We are very sorry about this tragic loss!!
Old     (notsobueno)      Join Date: Dec 2004       08-27-2007, 11:49 PM Reply   
Pretty sure nothing was in the water .

How does NPR get a story like this?
Old     (skiceen81)      Join Date: Dec 2005       08-28-2007, 5:00 AM Reply   
Colton Avery Dixon, 20, New Meadows, died Saturday at a Flagstaff hospital. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the LDS Church in McCall. Burial will follow in the Meadows Valley Cemetery under the direction of the Heikkila Funeral Chapel, McCall.
Old     (wakereviews)      Join Date: Sep 2006       08-28-2007, 5:56 AM Reply   
Damn. RIP Colton. Prays for your family from Iowa.
Old     (ehwake)      Join Date: Sep 2006       08-28-2007, 6:07 AM Reply   
Sorry to hear of this...R.I.P.
Old     (slipknot)      Join Date: Aug 2001       08-28-2007, 6:55 AM Reply   
RIP Colton. I will pray for you, your family, and friends.
Old     (lovin_the_wake)      Join Date: Jul 2007       08-28-2007, 7:56 AM Reply   
Damn this has been happening way to often this season R.I.P Colton . . . . Wear Your Helmets !!!

(Message edited by lovin_the_wake on August 28, 2007)
Old     (psudy)      Join Date: Dec 2003       08-28-2007, 8:00 AM Reply   
Do you think a helment would have saved him? I guess we will never know. This kind of stuff scares me. I could not imagine having a fun day out on the water with my family, and then the next minute your son is dead. My kids will defenatley be wearing helmets. I don't care if they look like dorks. They will be living dorks.

RIP Colton.
Old     (lagobandido)      Join Date: Jul 2007       08-28-2007, 8:20 AM Reply   
RIP Colton
I'm surprised no one has mentioned mouth guards!! Talk to any dentist/orthodontist and he will tell you that 80% of all concussions are from the mandibular(lower jaw)impacting with the maxillary(upper jaw). I know they've saved me a couple times from being concussed, get a "shock doctor" they retail for 5 bucks at your local sporting goods. Helmets might protect you on the rails, but they give you whiplash on the water. I've been wearing a mouth guard for 2 season...no more concussions and no more chipped teeth!!!
Old     (w00taz)      Join Date: Jun 2007       08-28-2007, 10:06 AM Reply   
Great suggestion lago. I totally agree. I played high school football so mouthguards are second nature to me. I chipped up a few teeth and pretty sure I was concussed as well one of my first days riding. From then forward I wear one. Next I need to rig something up so I can tether the thing to my sleeve of my vest so I quit losing them.
Old     (2007_x2)      Join Date: May 2007       08-28-2007, 10:50 AM Reply   
RIP
Old     (2007_x2)      Join Date: May 2007       08-28-2007, 10:51 AM Reply   
his family and friends will be in my prayers
Old     (phatsac)      Join Date: Feb 2007       08-28-2007, 5:36 PM Reply   
Me being the dad of a 15 yr.old who has no fear of laying it out and going for it, this definetly gives me concern. anybody know the pros vs. cons on wearing helmets? evidently it is impact against the water that is causing this thereby a tremendous "jarring" of the brain... I lost my older brother who fell off a bike and hit his head against the concrete, Dr. said it sheared his brain...was in comma a couple weeks and brain dead. helmet i think would have saved him... maybe, just wondering if the larger surface of helmet would create an even more "jarring effect on the brain??? heck we got any real "brain surgeons" out there? I know one thing we sure better know that none of us are promised tomorrow, so we better treat one another as it is our last chance each day...It'll have me turning up the prayers for the riders I'm pulling, May God's Grace and Peace cover this family thru their loss of their precious son...He said His grace would be sufficient for the trials, I pray for a super abundance of it to all involved, bob
Old     (skiceen81)      Join Date: Dec 2005       08-28-2007, 9:40 PM Reply   
Thanks Tim. I read all the discussions. Since I am not a registered user I
am not able to make a post. If I could this is what I would say:

Thank you to all for your kind thoughts and prayers. Colton was our buddy
and we enjoyed many fun times on the water and otherwise. Many tears are
being shed here in Idaho for our dear friend, Colton. Please be safe all you
boarders and skaters. Wear the helmet. Find one that fits you. Wear the
mouth guard too. Be safe. A fun day on the water should not end in tragedy.
Peace be with all of you, Deb

And I would post this picture too. Deb
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Old     (epic1)      Join Date: Oct 2006       08-28-2007, 9:52 PM Reply   
NPR is big in coconino county. THats about all there is. Last year when all the kite tubing accidents happened, it was on npr a couple of times. He could have ment the national parks radio band, they would have been the first responders.
Old     (bigjokerinthebox66)      Join Date: Aug 2007       08-28-2007, 10:05 PM Reply   
R.I.P.
Old     (raftisland)      Join Date: Aug 2006       08-28-2007, 11:50 PM Reply   
R.I.P. Colton
Old     (morgs)      Join Date: Nov 2005       08-29-2007, 2:43 AM Reply   
Terrible news - thoughts and prayers go out to family and friends.

R.I.P mate...
Old     (wakesetter101)      Join Date: Oct 2005       08-29-2007, 4:56 AM Reply   
Prayers from NC. R.I.P.
Old     (dudeman)      Join Date: Mar 2005       08-29-2007, 7:41 AM Reply   
R.I.P. Colton. You're in a better place now.

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