Fireworks explosion causes death of Columbia County teen

Georgia News

(Platt’s Funeral Home)

Columbia County, Ga. (WJBF) – The funeral for Brantley James Griffin has been announced.

The service is scheduled for Saturday, July 13th at Woodlawn United Methodist Church at 11 a.m.

The 14-year-old died after a fireworks explosion in Columbia County

Family members will receive guests at Platt’s Funeral Home on Belair Road, Friday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Any memorial contributions in Brantley’s honor may be made to the Georgia Southern Athletic Foundation, attn. Jay McWatty Endowment, PO Box 8115, Statesboro, GA, 30460 or to the Children’s Hospital of Georgia, 1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA, 30912.


Columbia County, GA (WJBF) – The Columbia County Coroner’s Office reports a 14-year old boy injured in a fireworks explosion near Sankin Rd. on Friday night, died.

Brantley Griffin was taken to the Children’s Hospital of Georgia after a family fireworks show went wrong.

Officials say the family was lighting fireworks on the dock when one caused an explosion. When everyone jumped off the dock into the water, Brantley hit his head and never regained consciousnesses.

Griffin was pronounced dead at 5:16 P.M. on Sunday

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