Canadian firefighter accidentally breaks world record while raising money for charity
This afternoon, an Edmonton firefighter accidentally broke a world record while raising money for muscular dystrophy.
Wesley Bauman was participating in the annual rooftop camp-out, where firefighters brave the cold and spend four nights on the roof of a downtown firehall to raise money for MD.
Firefighters climbed Station 2 earlier this morning to begin their annual "Rooftop Campout" fundraiser for Muscular Dystrophy. Donations can be delivered to any #yeg fire station or made online at https://t.co/kffmGbTDxB until Wednesday when the crew returns. @MD_Canada pic.twitter.com/nmb0kmmEfY— Edmonton Fire Rescue Services (@EdmontonFire) February 10, 2020
This year, Bauman decided to take things a step further by spending time submerged in an "ice coffin" — an airtight chamber filled with 500 pounds of ice.
Although his goal was to raise awareness for the 50,000 Canadians living with MD, he managed to shatter a world record in the process.
Wes beating a personal best for MD! Already over 1hr and 15 mins in ice! @yegfireMD @EdmontonFire #musculardystrophy fundraiser @MD_Canada pic.twitter.com/MnES8G9Yc2— Jon Dziadyk — Ward 3 (@JonDziadyk) February 12, 2020
His total time in the ice?
Two hours and 20 minutes.
Wes did it! 👏 👏 👏 his crew believes this is an unofficial record! @GlobalEdmonton @EdmontonFire @MD_Canada #yeg. pic.twitter.com/X7hvBC6MLZ— kendra slugoski (@kendraslugoski) February 12, 2020
Edmonton Firefighters have been raising funds for muscular dystrophy since 1954.
This year, they plan to raise $100,000.
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