YOSEMITE, CA – A vacation turned to heartbreak and tragedy today when radiologist Craig Sherpa plummeted to his death while climbing Yosemite National Park’s Half Dome in search of a decent WiFi signal. It was something that eluded him for the first three days of this trip and, ultimately, pushed him to the brink.
“At least he died doing what he loved: finding strong WiFi to read radiographic images of the head, chest, and abdomen instead of enjoying Nature’s bounty,” explained friend and orthopedic surgeon Maya Stephens, who explained that Sherpa was never an outdoorsy person. “Craig didn’t love the outdoors, but he would always tag along with us in the hope he could find a good internet connection to get caught up on MRI reads and dictations. I figured he would die of vitamin D toxicity. Either way, Craig, rest in peace. I hope Heaven has 5 bars.”
Sherpa was a big fan of modern technology, a major reason why he choose radiology as his profession. He preferred the indoors, admittedly a byproduct of his strong aversion to sunlight, but that didn’t stop him from going along with his friends on these nature or, as he called it, “non-technological” trips. Over time, Sherpa didn’t enjoy the National Parks any more than before; he did, however, develop thrill-seeking in the form of finding pockets of signal strength in what would otherwise be internet dead zones.
“While we marveled at the natural beauty of the Grand Tetons, Craig would nearly see God when he unexpectedly found five bars at the national park lodge,” Joel Mason, a hospitalist and colleague of Sherpa’s, told Gomerblog. “For him, that was a very spiritual experience. He told me the night before Half Dome that his dream was to find a natural WiFi signal so strong it was not 5 but 7 bars in strength.”