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<b>Woman drinks so much water she dies</b><br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
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SACRAMENTO, California (AP) -- A woman who competed in a radio station's contest to see how much water she could drink without going to the bathroom died of water intoxication, the coroner's office said Saturday.<br><br><br><br>
Jennifer Strange, 28, was found dead Friday in her suburban Rancho Cordova home hours after taking part in the "Hold Your Wee for a Wii" contest in which KDND 107.9 promised a Nintendo Wii video game system for the winner.<br><br><br><br>
"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."<br><br><br><br>
It was not immediately known how much water Strange consumed.<br><br><br><br>
A preliminary investigation found evidence "consistent with a water intoxication death," said assistant Coroner Ed Smith.</div>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/surprised.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":surprised">:<br><br>
that's pretty sad <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">
 

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This happened to my wife when she was doing a survey in the desert about 5 years ago. It really doesn't have anything to with not urinating, but the quantity of water consumed and the electrolytes that get washed out. Another reason to drink "sports drinks" and eat well when you're needing to drink a lot of flluids. FWIW - being ill and menstruation can increase your chances of getting water intoxication.
 

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I'm pretty sure that it is caused by not having enough sodium in your body to offset the water. That is one stupid radio station to not know that you die from water intoxication.
 

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It says the radio station said that contestants shouldn't risk their health if they thought they couldn't do it. Well how would they know if there was no doctor? I don't think the average person knows about water intoxication or how much water it would require in those circumstances. The radio station by even mentioning potential health risk admits knowing their was some danger in what was going on. How stupid.
 

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thats so terrible <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("> And Nigel, I'm so sorry to hear about your wife
 

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Oh, jeez - She survived! Sorry I left that part out. She got evacuated and was out of the danger zone before I even heard about it.
 

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I read that and was thinking of posting something about it. It made me absolutely furious - with the radio station for doing this in the first place and for that woman for not knowing what she was doing.
 

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That is so messed up!
 

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I've heard of this type of thing before. The radio station should have known the possible risk before running such a contest. What a shame.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>nigel</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Oh, jeez - She survived! Sorry I left that part out. She got evacuated and was out of the danger zone before I even heard about it.</div>
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Oh! lol, well thats good <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> i must have gotten confused!
 

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Oh, that is disgusting. I hope they prosecute the radio station good and proper. These stupid "jackass" competitions that put the competitors in danger are just that, stupid and run by jackarses.
 

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Right now I feel so sorry for her family and kids. I can't imagine what they are going through right now. I hope the kids don't blame themselves since she was doing it for them according to the write up.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:"> I was like "I thought Nigel's wife was still alive.."
 

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<div class="quote-block">A person with two healthy kidneys can excrete about 1.5 litres of water per hour at maximum filtration (other studies find the limit to be as little as 0.9L/h [2]). Consuming as little as 1.8 litres of water in a single sitting may prove fatal for a person adhering to a low-sodium diet, or 3 litres for a person on a normal diet.</div>
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<br><br><br><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_intoxication" target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_intoxication</a>
 

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That's really irresponsible of the radio station to do that. They'll do anything for ratings. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rolleyes:">
 
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