A Wisconsin family is still searching for answers six months after a 20-year-old woman suffered a mysterious fatal injury in a swimming pool in Mexico. Abbey Conner, 20, and her older brother Austin were both found face down in the pool at the Iberostar Paraiso del Mar resort just hours after arriving, despite the fact that they were strong swimmers. (Snip) Austin, who is 6-foot-2, told the Journal Sentinel that he and his sister had four or five tequila shots. He said they also did a shot with a group of guys at the bar, and did not know what
Comments: Tragic death. But she downed ´4 or 5´ tequila shots plus one more with a group of guys in a short period of time. Not so mysterious.
Stopped reading at "after four or five tequila shots".....
Life is all about choices, and that is a seriously, in this case, fatally, stupid choice. especially for a woman. The 6´2" guy lived - purely on body mass, no doubt. The smaller female, smaller body mass, you do the math.
While everyone is hysterical over opioids (as they should be) we had better get a grip about the alcohol abuse that goes on in this country. Alcohol killed my father, his sister and their parents. It can kill you quick like this young foolish woman or it can drain you year after year until your body can no longer deal with it. I am sorry she passed the way she did but I am wondering if the parents are simply in denial. They cannot handle the thought of their daughter getting stone drunk and dying in an accident she was culpable in.
#4, no expert here, I quit drinking decades ago, but I found a BAC calculator online, may be accurate, who knows? With weight of 100 lbs, and drinking time of 1 hour, it took 6 shots of hard liquor to get to a female to .25 BAC.
So, you maybe right. No idea what her weight was, but a majority of American females no longer weigh even close to 100 lbs these days.
If she weighed 150 lbs, calculator says it would take 9 shots., at 175 lbs, 10 shots gets to 0.24 BAC.
It takes a while for alcohol to absorb into your bloodstream so when young adults down shots, they may have too much in their stomachs before they even realize it. Shots are foolish. Guzzling anything is foolish. And young women have got to stop drinking like men. I am glad that this family didn´t lose both their children.
After reading about this yesterday, I starting doing some research on Americans killed/dying in Mexican Resort areas. It´s rather shocking. The corruption with the police, hospitals, doctors is insane. After reading what the goes down while in that country, I will never visit there again.
Great comments all. So sorry #3 for your losses; has to be painful for you to post it, thank you.
I will not avoid Mexico (I like the place) because of this, the same way I would not count out Aruba because Natalie Holloway suffered a nasty death. I am so sorry for the parents to have so much suffering because their children were irresponsible, and the parents have to be looking at themselves, I hope. I will avoid neither country because somebody drank too much at a most inappropriate time.
One day young people who make it through unharmed will understand that there were many occasions when they could have made many mistakes. Lucky. Those young people as parents will be watchful of their offspring.
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