07.19.09 9 years ago 2 Comments

Cody Marshall, an alpine skier for the U.S. ski team, remains in critical condition after suffering a severe head injury last week in a 20-foot fall from an escalator at a Park City, Utah mall.

Marshall plunged 20 feet from an escalator in Park City’s Main Street Mall late Wednesday after a night out with his teammates.

Marshall attempted to slide down the handrail of the out-of-order escalator but instead fell backward off it, according to Kelly and Park City police.

He was conscious and responsive when first responders arrived at the mall but his condition worsened in the hospital throughout the day Thursday — downgraded from serious to critical. [Rutland Herald]

This is a good example of why I should read all the way through a story before making a light-hearted Photoshop.  “Ha ha!  He fell from an escalator!  Look at this escalator-ski jump image I made!  What’s that?  Near death?  Oh.”  Best wishes to Marshall and his family, and we hope he makes a full recovery.  With Leather regrets the Photoshop.


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