Firefighter Fatalities, Health & Safety

IL Firefighter, 29, Dies After Dive Training

An Illinois firefighter has passed away after dive training Wednesday afternoon, according to reports.

Dylan Cunningham, 29,  of the South Holland Fire Department died after a dive training exercise in Kankakee at Haigh Quarry, according to ABC Chicago.

Few other details were available about the incident, the report said.

According to the U.S. Fire Administration, on Wednesday, September 30, 2020, Firefighter/Paramedic Dylan Cunningham was participating in a dive training exercise at the Haigh Quarry in Kankakee, Illinois, when he was found by fellow firefighters in distress.  He was immediately taken to the Amita St. Mary’s Hospital in Kankakee and later transported to the Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, IL where he passed away a short time later.  The cause of his death has not yet been determined and the incident is under investigation. He had nine years of service.