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Columbia County Teen Dies After Fireworks Explosion Leads Several to Jump Off Dock

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Columbia County authorities said they are reviewing the facts of the deadly fireworks explosion that led several people to jump off a dock Friday near Sankin Road.

Brantley Griffin, 14, died Sunday afternoon from injuries in that accident, according to the coroner’s office. He was being treated at Doctors Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries just after 5 p.m.

According to media reports, a group of people were forced to jump off the dock after fireworks got out of control. Paramedics took Griffin to the hospital after relatives performed CPR on him. According to Facebook posts, hospital testing showed that he was brain dead.

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Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh is an award-winning crime reporter in the Augusta-Aiken area with experience writing for The Augusta Chronicle, The Augusta Press and serving as publisher of The Jail Report. Rickabaugh is a 1994 graduate of the University of South Carolina and has appeared on several crime documentaries on the Investigation Discovery channel.
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