Sacramento Radio Contest Results In Death



A simple search on the internet for "water intoxication" reveals how dangerous it is to engage people in such a contest.  I understand the contestants may have signed waivers before entering the contest, but I wonder how explicit the waivers were that the consumption of large amounts of water in a short period of time could cause death.  It is possible that the radio station and producers could be facing criminal negligent charges as well as facing a devastating lawsuit.  The producers should have had a doctor present at the studio during the contest in case of an emergency.  Likewise, the producers should have had a medical professional follow up with each of the contestants during the next forty-eight hours.  The failure to take these simple cautionary procedures is likely to cost the radio station big bucks.  Anyone up for a pie eating contest?

Written by Donald P. Schweitzer

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