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Firefighter Details

Name Dylan Cunningham
Agency South Holland Fire Department
Rank Firefighter/Paramedic
Type of Firefighter Career
Age Range 26 to 30
Sex Male
Date of Birth 0/0/0
Date of Death 9/30/2020
Cause of Death [Unknown]
Nature of Death [Unknown]
Attribute of Death [not applicable]
Type of Duty Training duties , Water rescue operations

Incident Details

Incident Name N/A
Incident City Kankakee
Incident State IL
Incident Date 9/30/2020 21:30
Incident Location Water/Waterfront
Incident Attribute Training accidents , Boating/Diving accidents

Incident Summary

On September 30, 2020, Firefighter Dylan Cunningham of the South Holland Fire Department died during a training accident in Kankakee.

Cunningham was participating in a night dive training exercise in Haigh Quarry in Kankakee on September 30. At approximately 9:30 PM, paramedics from the Bourbonnais Fire Protection District were called to the scene to help a diver in distress. Cunningham was in “critical distress” by the time paramedics reached him, and he was taken to Amita St. Mary’s Hospital in Kankakee. He was later transferred to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 10:40 PM.

A visitation for Cunningham was held at Smits Funeral Home in Dyer, Indiana on October 6 and funeral services were held at Smits Funeral Home on October 7 with the South Holland Fire Department Chaplain Rev. Daniel Svendsen officiating. He was survived by his fiancé, parents, sisters, brothers, nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts, and cousins.

Citations:

“South Holland Firefighter Dylan Cunningham Dies in Training Accident In Kankakee,” https://chicago.cbslocal.com , October 1, 2020

“Dylan Thomas Cunningham,” https://www.smitsfh.com.

“Visitation to be held Tuesday for fallen South Holland firefighter Dylan Cunningham,” https://abc7chicago.com , October 6, 2020.

“Village statement on death of South Holland firefighter,” https://southholland.org , October 1, 2020.


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