Legendary skier Shane McConkey died from massive total body trauma yesterday after falling 400 feet without his parachute deploying. He had planned his takeoff from a cliff in the Italian Dolomite mountain range. The accident occurred on his estimated 700th ski BASE jump.
Trauma surgeon Dr. Carnell Cooper sees the effect of violence has on his patients every day. On staff at the Shock Trauma Unit at the University of Maryland Medical Center, he founded the Violence Intervention Program that offers counseling, conflict resolution skills, and mentoring services to his patients.