Valley Man in Coma After Attempting to Calculate 'Mountain Collective' Benefits
Warm Springs resident Rick Shannon was rushed to St. Luke's hospital Monday evening after collapsing at his kitchen table while trying to figure out what pass or combinations of passes would provide the best value for the upcoming Sun Valley ski season.
Blaine County Fire Chief Mike Ellie stated, “the victim was discovered lying face down, unresponsive with smoke trickling from his ears.” Ellie continued, “It took our responders over 2 hours to extricate Mr. Shannon from a debris pile consisting of rudimentary flow charts, calculators, computers and, what appeared to be, an abacus.”
Sun Valley Co. spokesman Mac Reebok was reached for comment regarding the incident, “We are saddened to hear about Mr. Shannon and wish him a speedy recovery.” Reebok concluded, “Unfortunately, the deadline for pass discounts was last night at 12 am and, assuming he ever regains consciousness, Mr. Shannon will have to pay the full retail price.”
Pictured Below: One of the note pads recovered from the scene may offer investigators clues/insight to Shannon's condition leading up to his mental break down and ultimate collapse.