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February 22, 1998 | JOE MOZINGO and THOMAS H. MAUGH II, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In a heartbreaking reversal of fortune, a 14-year-old snowboarder who survived a six-day ordeal in the storm-racked San Gabriel Mountains succumbed to the silent ravages of infection from his injuries, hospital authorities said Saturday. Jeff Thornton, who had experienced increasingly severe breathing difficulties for about 24 hours, went into cardiac arrest about 10 p.m. Friday. Efforts to revive him failed, and he was pronounced dead at 10:39 p.m.
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SPORTS
January 31, 2010 | By Lisa Dillman
The bride had red hair, so who was going to look twice when the world's most famous snowboarder found his place at the table, had a piece of cake and ended up slow-dancing with the woman in the wedding gown? Olympic gold medalist Shaun White . . . wedding crasher? Pretty funny when his day job is all about avoiding crashes. "I just said I was Uncle Ned's kid," White said, laughing, making a reference to the movie "Wedding Crashers." (Hmm . . . maybe Owen Wilson, with a hair-color switch to red, does play White in the Shaun White movie.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 1998
Two teen snowboarders believed to have wandered out of bounds at the Mount Waterman Ski Area were rescued Saturday afternoon after enduring a night of subfreezing temperatures and driving winds, Los Angeles County sheriff's officials said. Shea Hubbin, 18, of La Habra and Ryan Law, 18, of Whittier were found uninjured and in "excellent condition" three miles from the resort northeast of La Canada, said Sgt. Vince Callier.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 15, 1998 | JOE MOZINGO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Fourteen-year-old snowboarder Jeff Thornton, who survived six days lost and dazed in the San Gabriel Mountains, ate his first meal in a week Saturday as doctors reported that his condition has improved. "His vital signs are stable," said Jean Palmer, spokeswoman for Foothill Presbyterian Hospital in Glendora. "He is in good spirits, and he has enjoyed his first meal." Palmer would not comment on Thornton's frostbite, which doctors said Friday night caused "a lot of pain" to his hands and feet.
NEWS
February 26, 1996 | Associated Press
A snowboarder was killed at a California ski resort Sunday, the second fatal snowboard accident in three days at a Lake Tahoe ski resort, and authorities were searching for a third snowboarder missing at another Lake Tahoe recreation site. The name of Sunday's victim was withheld pending notification of family. He was found face-down in the snow and was pronounced dead a half-hour later by the El Dorado County coroner.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 1998
Two snowboarders who ventured out of bounds from the Mt. Waterman Ski Area were rescued Saturday afternoon after enduring a night of subfreezing temperatures and driving winds, Los Angeles County sheriff's officials said. Ryan Law, 18, of Whittier, and Shea Hubbin, 18, of La Habra, were found uninjured and in "excellent condition" three miles from the resort northeast of La Canada Flintridge, said Sgt. Vince Callier. They survived the evening by building a shelter of branches, Callier said.
NEWS
February 29, 1996 | From Times staff and wire reports
A man snowboarding with friends near Donner Lake died when he fell upside-down in a snowdrift, the third person killed in a week in a snowboarding accident. The Placer County sheriff's office said Dennis Christopher Sellers, 27, of Truckee was found about 8 p.m. face-down in a tree well, a bowl-shaped snowdrift that forms at the base of trees. Authorities believe he suffocated.
NEWS
February 23, 1998 | HUGO MARTIN and JEFF LEEDS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Demonstrating anew the dangers of off-trail snowboarding, park rangers and rescue workers braved snow and rain Sunday to retrieve two snowboarders who had been missing for nearly 24 hours in the storm-racked Angeles National Forest. Patrick Jenks, 23, and Claudio Maluje, 28, were found in good health in a small canyon a few miles south of the ski resort where they began their snowboarding journey Saturday, authorities said. Maluje's wife had reported her husband missing early Sunday morning.
BUSINESS
March 30, 2000 | E. Scott Reckard.
A company hoping to build a 173-foot-high indoor snowboarding park on the Edison International Field parking lot has raised the project's price tag to $130 million--3 1/2 times the original amount. Glacier of Anaheim LLC put Gotcha Glacier's cost at $40 million when plans were disclosed more than two years ago by apparel entrepreneur Marvin Winkler, a partner in the deal. Later cost estimates rose to $50 million, $65 million, $75 million and $105 million.
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