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  • Former college hockey player dies in diving accident after raising $100K for ALS

    Sean Leahy at Puck Daddy3 days ago

    Hours after he finished raising over $100,000 for ALS research, former Boston College and Babson College hockey player Corey Griffin died in a diving accident in Nantucket.

    According to a police press release, "Witness stated Griffin had jumped off the Juice Guys building, at 44 Straight Wharf, into the water where he floated to the surface. Griffin then went under water again not resurfacing." An off-duty lifeguard, who was nearby, managed to rescue the 27-year old from the bottom of the harbor. After attempting to resuscitate him, he was taken to Nantucket Cottage Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

    Griffin, a Director of Strategic Initiatives at RANE in New York,  was good friends with Pete Frates, the man whose battle with ALS helped launch the Ice Bucket Challenge.

    From the Boston Globe:

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