Mike Droter, 30, of Citrus Heights and his girlfriend, Jordan Lovas, were on the last day of a vacation in Hawaii when Droter was knocked over by a powerful wave that snapped his neck, leaving him paralyzed from the neck down. Sandy Beach, on the island of Oahu, is a popular body surfing spot known for its powerful, and sometimes dangerous, waves.
Mike Droter, 30, of Citrus Heights and his girlfriend, Jordan Lovas, were on the last day of a vacation in Hawaii when Droter was knocked over by a powerful wave that snapped his neck, leaving him paralyzed from the neck down. Sandy Beach, on the island of Oahu, is a popular body surfing spot known for its powerful, and sometimes dangerous, waves. Courtesy of Jordan Lovas
Mike Droter, 30, of Citrus Heights and his girlfriend, Jordan Lovas, were on the last day of a vacation in Hawaii when Droter was knocked over by a powerful wave that snapped his neck, leaving him paralyzed from the neck down. Sandy Beach, on the island of Oahu, is a popular body surfing spot known for its powerful, and sometimes dangerous, waves. Courtesy of Jordan Lovas

Dream trip for his girlfriend ends with body surfer paralyzed on notorious Hawaii beach

September 07, 2016 01:24 PM

UPDATED September 08, 2016 07:32 AM

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