Jeremy Jones, aka The Real Jeremy Jones, was involved in a burly accident in the Utah backcountry. Unconfirmed reports are claiming that Jeremy, most known for his insane urban skills, was caught in an avalanche and swept into trees. He sustained several broken bones, which resulted in him having to be airlifted to the hospital. According to reports, he underwent emergency surgery and is currently hospitalized.
While details of the accident are still emerging, a GoFundMe campaign has been set up to help offset medical bills certain to be extraordinary in cost.
Info from the GoFundMe:
On Wednesday January 11th, legendary freestyle snowboarder Jeremy Jones of Salt Lake City was in a snowboarding accident in the Utah Backcountry. As a result Jeremy suffered multiple broken bones in both of his legs and had to be Life Flighted to the nearest hospital to undergo emergency surgery. Usually Helicopter Rides and Snowboarding mean good things. This particular ride was good in that it got Jeremy the medical attention he needed quickly but the Heli ride and the injury have also brought enormous unexpected and unplanned expenses.
Jeremy's influence and impact on the snowboard community and beyond is hard to capture in a few words. His 20+ year career as a professional is filled with Progression, Innovation, and Style. A dedicated ambassador to the sport, role model for both young and old, and a committed family man, Jeremy Jones now needs our help. Now is your chance to support a true legend and give back to someone who has given so much to the sport and lifestyle of Snowboarding. Please donate what you can to help Jeremy get back on his feet.
The campaign to help Jeremy has been shared frequently on social media channels by many people within the snowboard community. Many are speaking out about Jeremy's influence through the years and his support of snowboarding.
One of the posts was from pro snowboarder, and fellow Utahan, Chris Beresford, who said this:
"When I was 16 years old working at Fat Trax I looked up to guys like Jeremy thinking it would be so cool to meet them at some point in my life. I met him a few seasons back riding bikes and it was a epic day!! He’s really made me open my eyes to keep doing what you love. Thanks to everyone who got him the heck out!! If you have a extra 5 bucks send it his way please."
Please note that this Jeremy Jones is the one that is know for his insane urban skills. He has been filming for over 20 years, and much of his tricks are film
We'll update this story as more information emerges.