Two Kentucky firefighters hurt during ALS ice bucket challenge

Campbellsville, Ky. (WKYT) - Two Taylor County firefighters were seriously injured Thursday while helping the Campbellsville University band take part in an ALS ice bucket challenge.

"We express heartfelt sympathy and prayers for the families of the two firefighters who were injured," said Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of Campbellsville University.

The firefighters were in a ladder truck above the students participating in the ice bucket challenge when the firefighters came in contact with an electrical line, according to the Kentucky Public Service Commission.

Through its Twitter account, Campbellsville University says no students were injured.

The ice bucket challenge is an activity involving dumping a bucket of ice water on somone's head to raise awareness and money for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), which is also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

A prayer vigil for the firefighters will be held at 7 p.m. on Strapp Lawn on the Campbellsville University campus.

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