information provided by the Village of South Holland
SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. (October 1, 2020) – The following statement was issued at 10:00am on October 1, 2020, by J Wynsma, Village Administrator for the Village of South Holland:
“The Village of South Holland is deeply saddened to report the tragic loss of Firefighter Dylan Cunningham, following an underwater dive on Wednesday, September 30, 2020. The cause of the incident is under investigation.
“Cunningham has been a member of the South Holland Fire Department since 2011. He started as a part-time Firefighter, and began serving full time in 2018. Dylan also served in the Illinois Army National Guard since 2012.
“We know you have many questions, and so do we. Our efforts will bring conclusions that we will share with you in the coming days.
“In the days ahead we will be doing everything we can to support the Cunningham family. We ask that you keep Dylan’s family and loved ones in your thoughts and prayers.
“As you can imagine this is a very difficult day for all of us. There are a lot of hurting people in the building behind me. It was just in February of 2018 that Pat Mahon and I swore Dylan in as a Firefighter Paramedic. He truly was a very special young man.”
More information will be released as it becomes available.