SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - At 11 years old old, he's considered a snowboarding prodigy. But now, the local boy is taking things easy after suffering a frightening injury during a recent trip to Mammoth.
Judd Henkes, of Clairemont, has won many accolades and the support of sponsors, such as Billabong, because of his talents.
But while snowboarding in Mammoth, he ran into trouble after a 50 pound piece of ice fell on top of him.
Judd says, he still has headaches from the accident but he should be okay in time.
He says the helmet he was wearing likely saved his life.