Firefighter collapses during SC 9/11 Silent Walk

Officials said the firefighter, who is in critical condition, was given CPR during the 5.5 mile trek across the Ravenel Bridge in Charleston


By FireRescue1 Staff

CHARLESTON, S.C. — A firefighter collapsed during a 9/11 memorial walk across the Ravenel Bridge, according to officials.

ABC News 4 reported that the firefighter was participating in the fourth annual 9/11 Silent Walk, an event where firefighters and supporters walk the 5.5 mile stretch across the bridge in full gear.

Silent Walk Executive Director Tim Griffieth said the unidentified firefighter was given CPR and critical care services on the bridge by another firefighter participating in the event.

According to The Post and Courier, the firefighter is currently in critical condition.

"Keep him in your thoughts and prayers as he tries to overcome his injuries," Griffieth said. 

 

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