A British man vacationing in Jamaica died after trying to drink 21 cocktails on a bar’s menu, according to reports out of the UK.
Timothy Southern, 53, of Staffordshire, England, was on vacation with his family in May 2022 in Saint Ann, Jamaica, where he met two Canadian women at a bar trying to complete a 21-drink challenge to celebrate a birthday, according to ITV News.
Southern had been drinking brandy and beer prior to taking up the challenge, according to an inquest.
He joined the women and managed to have 12 drinks before returning to his room at the Royal Decameron Club Caribbean, where he later died.
“When the nurse arrived I said had an ambulance been called, and she said ‘no.’ I thought she would take over. But that was not the case. I noticed he was starting to lose temperature. I checked his pulse and couldn’t find it,” the family member continued.
Silver sands beach, Trelawny, Jamaica. (Getty Images Images)
The nurse reportedly told the family remember that Southern still did have a pulse, and the family member started “to lose it” over witnessing Southern’s reported treatment.
A pathologist in Jamaica’s capital of Kingston ruled that Southern died from “acute gastroenteritis due to alcohol consumption.” The inquest into Southern’s toxicology report, however, could take up to three years before it makes it to the U.K., according to ITV News.