Sunday, August 17, 2014

Ice Bucket Challenge Gone Wrong! Corey Griffin Raises $100,000 For ALS Ice Bucket Then Kicks The Bucket By Diving Off Nantucket Wharf

People will think of nothing but amusement. The wicked will give themselves over to all kinds of sin. Our Lady of La Salette 19 Sept. 1846 (Published by Mélanie 1879)

A friend of the man associated with the ALS ice bucket challenge died early Saturday morning after diving off a Massachusetts wharf. The Nantucket Police Department said in a release that 27-year-old Corey Griffin was reported missing at 2am. '[A witness] stated Griffin had jumped off the Juice Guys building [...] into the water where he floated to the surface,' the release said. 'Griffin then went under water again not resurfacing.' The day before, Griffin 'had just raised $100,000 for ALS in honor of his friend, Pete Frates,' The Boston Globe said. Frates - an ex-baseball player who discovered he had ALS two years ago - has become the face of the ALS ice bucket challenge, The Globe noted. Thousands of people have uploaded videos of themselves talking about ALS before pouring buckets on themselves. Robert Griffin told the newspaper his son Corey told him of his fundraising success and 'was the happiest guy in the word. He called me [Friday night] and told me he was in paradise.' Griffin also said his son 'was so happy to be able to help [Frates.]' Daily Mail Read More>>>>>

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