Young Man Who Propelled ALS #IceBucketChallenge Dies in Diving Accident
Corey Griffin died in a tragic diving accident early Saturday morning, just hours after raising $100,000 for an ALS charity.
According to the Boston Globe, the 27-year-old dove off the “Juice Guys” building into Nantucket Harbor around 2 AM on Saturday. An off-duty lifeguard helped recover his body. He was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.
Griffin had just called his dad Friday night to the share the news about the money he raised in honor of his friend, former Boston College baseball player Pete Frates.
Frates’ friends and family started the ice bucket challenge to help raise awareness about Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Griffin had recently been fundraising in Nantucket.