ALS “Ice Bucket Challenge” co-founder dies in drowning accident

The co-founder of ALS “Ice Bucket Challenge”, which became the latest social media craze over the last few weeks, reportedly died in a drowning accident in Nantucket Islands in Massachusetts on Saturday, August 16.

Corey Griffin, 27, was one of the co-founders of the hugely popular “Ice Bucket Challenge” which draws several celebrities and high-profile personalities throughout the world, like Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft’s Bill Gates, David Beckham, Oprah Winfrey, George Bush, Charlie Sheen, Justin Beiber and Lebron James, among others.

The young man had just come from a fundraising activity in Nantucket Islands and helped in raising around $100,000 for ALS on Friday night. Hours later Griffin died from drowning.

Reports said Griffin was last seen alive diving off from a Straight Wharf building and into the water around 2:00 am before encountering some trouble.

Witnesses said Griffin once floated into the surface, but went down again and never resurfaced. A life guard managed to pull him out of the water and perform CPR.

However, the rescuers failed to resuscitate the man and brought him to a local hospital. He was pronounced dead at 3:00 am. (Click here to read more)


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