Joel Gisler looked to be about 15 feet above the wall when he came down hard, hit the edge and plunged into the halfpipe below.
For a few tense moments, Gisler didn’t move as medics rushed to help. Eventually, he sat up and was able to stand and walk off the course with some assistance.
At the time of this writing, his condition is unknown.
how do people not die in this sportpic.twitter.com/fcwf5iPRMt
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) February 20, 2018
During the event, broadcasters said the edges of the halfpipe had become damaged as the sun melted parts of it, causing chunks to fall off. One compared it to taking a skateboard out on a gravel road.
This article originally appeared on HuffPost.