Teenager dies while performing an elaborate Ice Bucket Challenge stuntBy Mason White 1:18 PM August 26, 2014
By: Devansh Dutt
A young man of the United Kingdom, died while taking part in an Ice Bucket Challenge.
Many people have tried to outdo others in the Ice Bucket Challenge, by coming up with unique and elaborate ways of pouring cold water on themselves.
One ambitious teen attempted to jump into a quarry of cold water. 18-year-old Cameron Lancaster of Scotland, died on Saturday, after jumping in the water at the Preston Hill quarry in Inverkeithing, Fife.
According to the initial police investigation, the teen was trying to put a new twist on the successful fundraising scheme for ALS, by jumping into the deep water.
The Ice Bucket Challenge has been very successful after going viral, and people around the world posted videos of themselves dumping ice water on their heads and nominate others to do the same or make a donation.
The ALS Association announced that it has already raised $79.7 million.
“Cameron died in a tragic accident. His death is such a great loss. During his short life, he touched so many people with his friendliness, kindness and thoughtful generosity of spirit,” the family said. “He will be hugely missed by his family and friends.”