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Kentucky Firefighter Injured in Ice Bucket Challenge Dies

Campbellsville Fire Capt. Tony Grider, 41, died Saturday, a month after he was shocked by a powerline while helping with an ice bucket challenge.

A Kentucky firefighter seriously injured when he was shocked by a power line in an ALS ice-bucket challenge accident last month has died, officials said.

Campbellsville Fire and Rescue Capt. Tony Grider, 41, succumbed to his injuries at noon Saturday, Fire Chief Kyle Smith said in a statement. Grider was one of two firefighters seriously hurt Aug. 21 when the fire truck's fire bucket they were using to help douse members of the Campbellsville University marching band got too close to a power line.

“His family would like to sincerely thank all of those who have been there for them following this tragic accident,” Smith said. The other firefighter who was in the fire bucket with Grider, Simon A. Quinn, also suffered severe injuries but was released from the hospital last week, NBC affiliate WAVE reported. Two other firefighters suffered minor injuries in the accident.



— Phil Helsel