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New York photographer seriously injured in surfing accident on Miami Beach

Bryan Bedder
Bryan Bedder

A New York photographer was seriously injured during Art Basel Miami when the avid surfer dove into the water and hit a sandbar on South Beach, the New York Post reported.

Bryan Bedder, 33, was reportedly taking a break between Getty Images assignments when the accident occured Thursday. He fractured his C5 vertebrae, which rendered him unable to move, but was rescued by a good Samaritan and taken to Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital.

A Facebook group has since been created to update friends and family on Bedder’s condition and inform them on how to help. A GoFundMe entry was also created to raise money for Bedder’s medical expenses. More than 500 people donated nearly $50,000 in four days, according to the site.