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    Women dies after competing in water drinking contest


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    Hi Saavy,
    Thank-you for posting the link.
    In this article (click here for link) the effects of drinking too much water is described.


    PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. -- Police say hazing led to the death of a Plattsburgh state freshman last month.


    Slideshow
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    According to police, fraternity members allegedly pushed Walter Dean Jennings (pictured, below) to drink so much water that he died.


    Eleven past and present members of the fraternity Jennings was joining face 150 charges -- ranging from hazing to negligent homicide -- in connection with his death.




    Respectfully,
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    While working at a state facility for mentally handicapped adults we came across water intoxication alot. Many of them were obsessed with water. Because they had indulged on it so much the cells in there body stopped being able to accept straight water. Many of them had to have a gel substance called "thick it" stirred into their drinks. It would almost turn it into a pudding like substance in order for thier body to be able to digest it. If they went into a bathroom and unknowingly drank from the faucet there bodies would swell and you could soon tell what they had done. They would then be put on constant one to one monitoring. I believe this radio station will probably be in alot of trouble for this. Just like any eating contest, they should be checking for hazards having to do with whatever is consumed. They obviously didn't because this is a relatively easy fact to find when searching about water intake. Sad really they tell you water is good for you. Well it is in moderation. Once that poor women had all that water in her system, her system would effectively start shutting down. From the inside out. Her cells would have began to break down, she probably felt tired and sick. Then just died. How sad

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    I remember reading about a baby that had died from water intoxication once, that was the first I had ever heard of it. Such a sad end to a promising life.
    Happy New Years

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    I would never have thought that there was danger in drinking too much water, although I can see the danger in holding your urine. "Hold your wee for Wii"? Give me a break.

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    Drinking too much water depletes the natural sodium levels in your blood and throws your electrolytes off, which can cause a massive myocardial infarction (heart attack). She most likely had a heart attack and died. So sad.

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    That poor woman's family will soon own that radio station! I don't know why these endurance and gluttony contests are allowed to continue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pepper
    That poor woman's family will soon own that radio station! I don't know why these endurance and gluttony contests are allowed to continue.
    I don't know about that. She wasn't forced into doing this. I'm sure she had to sign waivers up the ying yang--I know waivers are always lawsuit-proof---but she was an adult. She had to drink gallons of water to do this---no doubt her body was giving her signals to stopped consuming it.

    While I think it is irresponsible for the radio station to do this, the irresponsibility lies more on her shoulders I think.

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    Wii

    http://www.comcast.net/news/national...n_watercontest This is sad and crazy.


    Sorry, I missed the other thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by julianne
    I don't know about that. She wasn't forced into doing this. I'm sure she had to sign waivers up the ying yang--I know waivers are always lawsuit-proof---but she was an adult. She had to drink gallons of water to do this---no doubt her body was giving her signals to stopped consuming it.

    While I think it is irresponsible for the radio station to do this, the irresponsibility lies more on her shoulders I think.
    Agreed!


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    water overdosing

    Over consumption of water can be dangerous... during my battle with severe anemia 8 years ago, I started craving ice... the dr called this craving "pica". I consumed so much ice and water that I was rapidly depleting my body of the nutrition it needed to fight the anemia issue. It made me very very sick...

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    Woman Dies After Participating in Radio Station Contest

    SACRAMENTO A 28-year-old woman found dead hours after taking part in a radio station's water drinking contest died of water intoxication, the coroner's office said Saturday.

    Assistant Sacramento County Coroner Ed Smith said a preliminary investigation found evidence "consistent with a water intoxication death."

    Jennifer Strange's mother found her daughter's body at her home Friday in the Sacramento suburb of Rancho Cordova after Strange called her supervisor at her job to say she was heading home in terrible pain.

    "She said to one of our supervisors that she was on her way home and her head was hurting her real bad," said Laura Rios, one of Strange's co-workers at Radiological Associates of Sacramento. "She was crying and that was the last that anyone had heard from her."

    Earlier Friday, Strange took part in a contest at radio station KDND 107.9 in which participants competed to see how much water they could drink without going to the bathroom.

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,243617,00.html


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    Quote Originally Posted by Elphaba
    Over consumption of water can be dangerous... during my battle with severe anemia 8 years ago, I started craving ice... the dr called this craving "pica". I consumed so much ice and water that I was rapidly depleting my body of the nutrition it needed to fight the anemia issue. It made me very very sick...
    Hello Elphaba. I am interested in exactly how the excess water intake affected you. You said it made you very, very sick. Can you describe the symptoms that you experienced?

    Lion

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elphaba
    Over consumption of water can be dangerous... during my battle with severe anemia 8 years ago, I started craving ice... the dr called this craving "pica". I consumed so much ice and water that I was rapidly depleting my body of the nutrition it needed to fight the anemia issue. It made me very very sick...
    Welcome to WS, E. I'm glad you survived the anemia (and water) and I love the book and show, Wicked!

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    How horrible! I didn't know 'water intoxication' existed!
    Do the right thing. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest. ~ Mark Twain

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