Wednesday 13 December 2017

Young father (23) dies after chugging bottle of tequila in nightclub bet

Kelvin Rafael Mejía (23) died after downing tequila in a nightclub bet
Kelvin Rafael Mejía (23) died after downing tequila in a nightclub bet
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

A 23-year-old father-of-one died just moments after he chugged a bottle of tequila for a $630 bet.

The man, identified as Kelvin Rafael Mejía, drank the bottle in front of a crowd at a Dominican nightclub.

The tragic incident occurred earlier this week in the city of La Romana, Fox News reports.

Video footage of the incident is currently circulating online.

The footage shows how, just seconds after consuming the alcohol and collecting the cash prize, Mejía slumps to the ground.

Two men are seen assisting the young man from the stage to a medical team.

Mejía was then taken to a nearby clinic where he was declared dead.

The nightclub have stated that they had no involvement in the incident.

It is understood the man approached a table where a group of men were betting on how much tequila they could drink in a single gulp.

“The only contests we ever do are dance contests or costume contests, with the award of bottle of champagne or other drink,” Vacca Lounge said in a statement to Fox News.

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