Friend of Man Who Inspired 'Ice-Bucket Challenge' Dies Celebrating Success

August 17, 2014 3:41 PM

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Friend of Man Who Inspired 'Ice-Bucket Challenge' Dies Celebrating Success

A friend of the man diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's Disease), who first inspired the viral "ice bucket challenge," drowned Saturday, hours after raising $100,000 for ALS treatment and research.

Corey Griffin, 28, dove from a Nantucket building into the water below, where he resurfaced briefly before slipping to the floor of the harbor, according to a statement from the Nantucket Police Department. An off-duty life guard rescued Griffin from the water, and police attempted to resuscitate hi...

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