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Dylan Thomas Cunningham


On Wednesday, September 30, 2020, Firefighter/Paramedic Dylan Cunningham was participating in a dive training exercise at the Haigh Quarry in Kankakee, IL, when he was found by fellow firefighters in distress.  He was immediately taken to the Amita St. Mary’s Hospital in Kankakee and later transported to the Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, IL where he passed away a short time later.  The cause of his death has not yet been determined and the incident is under investigation.

Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.

Department information

South Holland Fire Department
16230 Wausau Avenue
South Holland, Illinois 60473

Chief: Brian Kolosh

Age: 29
Rank: Firefighter/Paramedic
Classification: Career
Incident date: September 30, 2020
Date of death: September 30, 2020
Cause of death: Unknown
Nature of death: Unknown
Activity type: Fitness Activity
Emergency duty: No
Duty type: Training
Fixed property use: Outdoor Property

Last updated: February 16, 2021

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