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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Famed X-Games skier dies after fall at Calif. hill

C.R. Johnson, a able chargeless skier who competed in the Winter X Games, died Wednesday afterwards he fell and hit his arch on a bedrock aftereffect while demography a run bottomward a abrupt channel at California's Squaw Valley.Johnson, 26, was skiing with a accumulation of accompany aback he approved to accommodate a "very, actual tight, bouldered area," said Jim Rogers, a affiliate of the Lake Tahoe-area resort's ski patrol.He fell face-first, again spun about and addled the aback of his arch on rocks. Johnson was cutting a helmet, but Rogers said the helmet took a austere blow.Rogers said Johnson was skiing recreationally and not as allotment of a antagonism aback he absent his antithesis on the abrupt abruptness in a allotment of the resort accepted as the Light Towers area.This is a man of very, actual able skiing talent," Rogers said. "This adolescent man had been a accoutrement actuality at Squaw Valley for years. ... He grew up at Squaw Valley.Johnson's ancestor was an barrage diviner at the resort for about a decade, Rogers