Columbia Co. teen dies after fireworks explosion

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Sunday, July 7, 2019

COLUMBIA COUNTY, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) – The 14-year-old injured Friday night following a fireworks explosion has died, the coroner confirms.

The Columbia County Coroner's Office says Brantley Griffin died at 5:16 p.m. Sunday at the Children's Hospital of Georgia.

The sheriff's office said on Friday, several people jumped off a dock near Sankin Road into the water after fireworks got out of control.

Multiple people, including children, had to jump in to get away from the explosion.

Family performed CPR on Griffin until EMS arrived, crews later took him to Doctors Hospital where he later died.

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