Watch Beyer High grad discuss his recovery process after accident

Alexander Austin, a 2008 graduate of Beyer High in Modesto who teaches in Dinuba, fractured two neck vertebrae when he dove into shallow water at a Guatemalan beach on Jan. 2.
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Alexander Austin, a 2008 graduate of Beyer High in Modesto who teaches in Dinuba, fractured two neck vertebrae when he dove into shallow water at a Guatemalan beach on Jan. 2.

Deke has been an editor and reporter with The Modesto Bee since 1995. He currently does breaking-news, education and human-interest reporting. A Beyer High grad, he studied geology and journalism at UC Davis and CSU Sacramento.