Ice Bucket Challenge goes terribly wrong for four Kentucky firefighters

By Michelle Kapusta,

The social media phenomenon that is the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge went terribly wrong and left four firefighters injured in Campbellsville, Kentucky.

According to CNN, the firefighters were seriously injured as they helped out a group of college students taking the charity challenge on Thursday morning.

WHAS-TV noted that Campbellsville Police Chief Tim Hazlette said that the fire truck’s aerial ladder got too close to the main power line at the college campus and two of the firefighters were shocked.

Capt. Tony Grider, 41, and Simon A. Quinn, 22, both suffered serious burns and were transported to the hospital.

Two other firefighters, Captain Steve Marrs, 37, and Alex Johnson, 28, were also shocked and injured as they tried to lower the ladder’s bucket. They were taken to a nearby hospital and treated for less serious injuries.

No students from Campbellsville University were hurt in the accident.

Campbellsville is about 85 miles from Louisville.



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