We are all keeping Alex in our prayers.
As some of you may know and for those of you that don't, Alex Shaner, was injured in a bodysurfing accident. Alex hit the bottom and was knocked unconscious. Thanks to the quick response of the Carlsbad City Lifeguards, State Parks Lifeguards, as well as help from friendly body boarders, Alex was safely brought to shore. Along with additional help from 3 off-duty firefighters, Alex was revived on the beach and treated for a cervical-spinal injury.
Alex was transported to Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla via life-flight. At the hospital Alex was diagnosed with three broken vertebrae in his neck, a bruised spinal cord, and aspirated water in his lungs.
Alex is receiving treatment for the water aspiration and underwent surgery to fuse the three broken vertebrae. The Family recently spoke with the surgeon and the surgery went well, however it will be a few more days until we really know Alex's status and start to get an idea for what his rehab will entail.
The Shaner Family is completely blown away by their friends, loved ones, and the entire San Diego lifeguard community. You have rallied behind Alex and have supported the family. They can't thank you enough for all of the texts, calls, prayers, hugs, and burritos. Please continue to keep Alex in your thoughts and prayers and send good vibes their way. ❤️