The Associated Press article MOUNT VERNON, Vt.
(AP) Snowboarder Jordan Spence has been diagnosed with a concussion after falling in a ski area in Vermont.
Spence’s parents say he was riding with friends in the Chautauqua Ski Area in Vermont when he suffered a head injury and suffered a concussion.
He was airlifted to a hospital in Vermont and released on Thursday afternoon.
He is being treated in Vermont’s Mount Vernon hospital.
Spences brother, Sean, said the family was told of the news Thursday.
Spencing, who was at the time of the accident in a mountain bike and snowboard club in Mount Vernon, was skiing with two friends at the ski area when they were hit by a snowboarder, according to a Vermont State Police report.
Spencerys brother said Spence went into cardiac arrest after falling and the club was closed.
Spencers mother said he was on crutches and wearing a helmet when he was taken to a nearby hospital.
He suffered a CT scan and was taken into the hospital.
A Vermont State Trooper who was on patrol near the snowboarders house said he saw Spence fall on the ground and a ski company employee came to his aid.
Spensers sister, who works at the club, said she was at home watching TV and saw the snow boarder fall.
She said she tried to call 911 but there was no answer.
She then went to her brother’s room where she said she got the call.
The Associated Statesman newspaper in Burlington, Vermont, published a photo of Spence with a bandage on his head, and a caption read, “He was in a coma and in the hospital.”
The newspaper quoted a friend of Spencer’s who said he had a concussion but he was not expected to be in a serious condition.
SpENCE’S MOTHER, SUSAN JAMES, SAYS HE WAS JUST ON CRUTCHES WHEN HE FALLS Spence is from North Carolina.
He has been skiing since age 8 and was a member of the Skiers and Snowboard Clubs of Vermont.
He joined the Chaux-de-Fonds Ski Area as a member in 2016, according a Vermont ski area spokesperson.
He began competing in ski touring in 2017.
Spent several days at the hospital in Burlington and was released on a stretcher.
His mother, Susan James, told the Associated Press that she has been told that he will be released soon.
James, a former teacher, said Spences brain injury was not considered a serious injury and was not life-threatening.
She is also a retired educator.
Spenced was skiing at the Champs Elysees ski area on Tuesday when he fell in the snow.
James said Spenceries family was notified about Spences concussion on Wednesday and she was told that the incident is under investigation.
James says she was not aware of any plans to put the ski areas owner, Joe Sutter, on probation for negligence.
Sutter said Thursday that Spence was not on cruts and he had just arrived from Vermont for a skiing trip.
The ski area said it was not in a position to comment on Spence s condition.
SPENCE FELT OUT OF PLACE AS A MEMBER IN SPRING, NOT AS A JUDGE IN CRUST’S AIDE Sutter told the AP that Spencer is a good ski guy and has been in the sport since he was 14 years old.
Spending time with friends, Spencers family said, was a joy, but he had been experiencing some stress at home and he was tired.
Spents parents say they are grateful to everyone who came to help Spence and that he was doing OK.
They say they do not believe his injuries were serious.
Spences mother said she and Spence had planned to ski in the fall with their friends.
Spenthys father said he knew he would need help skiing in the winter because of his health problems and that the snowboarding club had to close for the winter.
He said the ski facility was in no condition to continue skiing after Spence suffered his concussion.