- The Washington Times - Sunday, September 21, 2014

A central Kentucky firefighter who was electrocuted while participating in an “ice bucket challenge” for ALS died on Saturday.

Cpt. Tony Grider, 41, was critically injured 30 days earlier when he was helping the marching band from Campbellsville University, Kentucky, perform the stunt for social media, The Daily Mail reported.

The married father of five had climbed into his fire truck’s ladder with colleague Simon Quinn, 22, when energy from a nearby power line arced to the bucket, electrocuting them both.

They were airlifted to University of Louisville Hospital. Mr. Quinn was released Monday and is recovering at home. Two other firefighters were also injured, but released from the hospital soon after the incident.

Campbellsville Fire Chief Kyle Smith on Saturday confirmed the death of the veteran firefighter, who had been with the department for 16 years. He is survived by his wife Gena and his five children, The Daily Mail reported.

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