Bradley Eames, 20, was found dead after downing two pints of gin.
Bradley Eames, 20, was found dead after downing two pints of gin.

Young man downed two pints of gin and died in craze

THE controversial Neknomination craze has reportedly led to the death of another young British man, after a rugby player mixed two pints of gin with teabags and said to the camera: "This is how you drink."

Bradley Eames, 20, filmed himself downing the concoction in a matter of minutes, but complained of feeling ill shortly after and died four days later, the Mirror reported.

A friend told the newspaper about the video, and while police investigating the death said they were aware of its existence, they added that an initial post mortem had proved inconclusive.

The day Mr Eames' body was found at his home in Nottingham, his stepmother Wendy Phelps-Eames reportedly posted a link on social media to another story about a Neknomination-related death and wrote: "You all need to stop now!"

A spokesperson for the Kaleidoscope alcohol awareness charity told the Mirror that two pints of gin was a "massive amount" to drink, effectively "playing Russian roulette".

He said: "Government guidelines for alcohol consumption say 21 units a week for the average adult male.

"Here people are having more than that in one or two minutes. They are overloading their bodies."

More on this at The Independent


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