Monday, April 02, 2007

Water Intoxication

Here is the News today about a woman who died from drinking too much water! What I wonder about this is was The Wii Company in any way behind this contest? Did they know this was going to be done?

No charges in deadly water intoxication case
By Christina Jewett - Bee Staff Writer
Published 5:18 pm PDT Monday, April 2, 2007

The Sacramento County District Attorney's office has declined to file any criminal charges in the water-drinking death of a Rancho Cordova mother of three.

Jennifer Lea Strange, 28, died after participating in a "Hold Your Wee for a Wii" contest in the break room of 107.9 KDND (The End). During the contest, she drank nearly two gallons of water, placing second in a contest to ingest as much water as possible and refrain from urinating.

After complaining of light-headedness at the radio station, she was found dead in her home hours later. Sacramento coroner's officials determined that she died of water intoxication.

A press release from the prosecutors office says the behavior of the radio station staff did not rise to the level of criminality and noted that Strange was free to leave the contest site.

"There were no observable indications or symptoms that Jennifer Strange was experiencing a serious medical emergency which would have required station employees to seek or administer medical aid to her," the statement says.

Civil attorney Roger Dreyer said he will continue to go forward with a lawsuit seeking wrongful death damages from the radio station.

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