Firefighters Injured During ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ in Kentucky

Three firefighters were injured while participating in the “ice bucket challenge” on Campbellsville University in Kentucky, according to a news report.

WHAS11 reports (http://bit.ly/1piGbBY) that the injuries occurred when a fire apparatus aerial ladder came in contact with a main power line at the university.

Two firefighters were transported to the hospital while another was treated at the scene, the report said.

The “ice bucket challenge” is a social media craze designed to raise awareness about ALS in which participants dunk themselves with ice water. The challenge has reportedly earned millions for the ALS Association.

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UPDATE: News reports indicate that four firefighters were injured in the mishap, two seriously.

The firefighters had finished dumping water on participants and were lowering the aerial ladder when they were shocked by electricity from a power line.

One firefighter was in critical condition.

 

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