A few days ago, a friend of mine from Singingfish – and whom I’ve sailed with – took an incredibly nasty fall. A railing gave way at Shilshole somewhere, and he fell 15 feet to a concrete dock with the nasty end results. The uber-short mention in the Seattle Times really doesn’t even present half the details – for one, Tony would be a hell of a lot better off if he DID land in the bay.
He’s at HarborView in the ICU, slowly stablizing. The prognosis is good for someone who’s just had some massive head trauma, but as far as I can tell from a distance and the update, he’s nowhere near “out of the woods”.
Jen set up a CaringBridge site for him – guestbook, pictures, updates – all the good stuff. If you know Tony, or if you don’t, check it out. Maybe sign the guest book.
I can tell stories aplenty about the fellow, especially sailing with him. He’s a good man, and I’m pulling for him. This shit shouldn’t happen to people as good as him.