CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY — It’s a charity stunt that has grown into a social media phenomenon — the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS.
Now it’s getting more attention for going horribly wrong, seriously injuring four Kentucky firefighters.
The men’s fire truck ladder got too close to a power line after they dumped water on Campbellsville University’s marching band, as part of the challenge.
Two of the firefighters in the bucket were shocked.
“An arc occurred. Striking the two occupants, Grider and Quinn who were in the bucket,” Chief Time Hazlette said.
Both were airlifted to a burn unit where 41-year-old Captain Tony Grider remains in critical condition.
We get that everyone wants to participate in the Ice Bucket Challenge and top one another’s videos, but it’s getting a little out of control.
In fact, Fort Hood is shutting the water off, sending out a tweet that it’s not allowed per Army policy.
Maybe it’s time to chill out — literally!