The news this week about Kyle Eade has me thinking about Geoff Carrington. Below is an excerpt from the HallOfFame site. I did not know Geoff well but as a young jumper I hung on his every word. The skiing world came together and supported Geoff and it looks like the same thing may happen for Kyle.
In the three World Championships in which Geoff Carrington competed, he won the jumping event twice: in 1985 and 1989. In 1987 he earned the bronze medal.
Prior to the 1991 World Championships Geoff was injured in a freak ski jumping accident at Sea World in Queensland which almost cost him his life and left him a paraplegic. The water skiing community around the world contributed funds to help Geoff regain some of the qualities of life.