Thursday, January 18, 2007

Intoxication Update

(CBS/AP) Homicide detectives are investigating the death of a woman believed to have been killed by drinking too much water in a radio station contest.

On a tape of the Jan. 12 show, disc jockeys on KDND-FM's "Morning Rave" joke about the possible dangers of consuming too much water, at one point alluding to a college student who died during such a stunt in 2005.

During the contest, a listener - self-identified as a nurse - called the live radio broadcast and warned that the game was dangerous, CBS News station KOVR-TV reported.

"I want to say that those people drinking all that water can get sick and die from water intoxication," said the caller.

"Yeah, we're aware of that," one of them said.

Another DJ laughed: "Yeah, they signed releases, so we're not responsible. We're OK."

Police Probe Death

I wonder if anyone told the radio station that a "release" and "informed consent" are two different things....and when you're dealing with the possibility of death (which apparently they were well aware of) I'd think that you'd have a hard time even making a signed "informed consent" stick. I can't imagine a mere "release" will hold up in court.

That poor woman....and her poor children and family. Ugh. Firing them all just isn't good enough. They were fully aware of previous deaths from drinking too much water - they were informed on the air of the dangers involved...and they joked about it.

How sick is that?

1 comment:

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