Extreme athlete fakes injuries, proposes to girlfriend in hospital

Published: Friday, Feb. 14 2014 6:05 p.m. MST

Colton Brockbank proposes to his girlfriend Taylor Nahoolewa, after pretending to be injured, at Alta View Hospital in Sandy on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014.

Kristin Murphy, Deseret News

SANDY — A woman wasn't surprised that her daredevil boyfriend was in the hospital, but she received the best surprise of her life when she went to see him.

Colton BrockBank, a local extreme snowboarder and wakeboarder, he has spent quite a bit of time in emergency rooms. That's where he went on Valentine's Day, and his girlfriend, Taylor Nahoolewa, was called to go and see him.

She's been a frequent visitor to her beau in that setting, but on Friday she became his fiancee, as Brockbank faked the injuries so he could propose to her in the hospital.

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