Firefighters Still in Hospital After Ice Stunt Goes Wrong

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Two central Kentucky firefighters are still hospitalized a day after they were shocked by a power line while helping out with an "ice bucket challenge."

A hospital spokesman says Campbellsville Fire Capt. Tony Grider was in critical condition in the University of Louisville Medical Center's burn unit Friday afternoon. Simon Quinn was in fair condition there.

Both men were on the fire truck's ladder when it got too close to a power line after dumping water on Campbellsville University's marching band on Thursday in the charity stunt to raise awareness for the disease ALS.

Campbellsville Fire Chief Kyle Smith told WDRB-TV on Friday that Grider suffered burns on 55 percent of his body and is sedated.

Two other firefighters were hurt, but they are out of the hospital.


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