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Man nearly dies downing vodka at airport

Posted by ILL Natured_gr on December 12, 2007

Only Russians can manage such things without consequences…

He should have down some beer instead 🙂

Man nearly dies downing vodka at airport

4:38 p.m. PT Dec 12, 2007

BERLIN – A man nearly died from alcohol poisoning after quaffing two pints of vodka at an airport security check instead of handing it over to comply with new rules about carrying liquids aboard a plane, police said Wednesday.

The incident occurred Tuesday at the Nuremberg airport, where the 64-year-old man was switching planes on his way home to Dresden from a vacation in Egypt.

New airport rules prohibit passengers from carrying larger quantities of liquid onto planes, and he was told at a security check he would have to either throw out the bottle of vodka or pay a fee to have his carry-on bag checked.

Instead, he chugged the vodka — and was quickly unable to stand or otherwise function, police said.

A doctor called to the scene determined he had possibly life-threatening alcohol poisoning, and he was sent to a Nuremberg clinic for treatment. The man, whose name was not released, is expected to be able to go home in a few days.

Source : TheUnion.com

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Vodka drip saves poisoned Italian, and no hangover

Posted by ILL Natured_gr on October 13, 2007

Vodka drip saves poisoned Italian, and no hangover

Sydney, Australia
10 October 2007 09:11

Australian doctors used an intravenous feed of vodka to keep an Italian tourist alive after he consumed large quantities of a poisonous substance.

The 24-year-old man, in an apparent bid at self-harm, had swallowed ethylene glycol, found in antifreeze, which can cause death. Doctors administered pure alcohol, the conventional antidote, but exhausted the hospital’s supply.

Desperate to continue the treatment the doctors at Mackay Base Hospital in Queensland state hooked up an intravenous feed of vodka, hospital officials said.

“The patient was drip-fed about three standard drinks an hour for three days in the intensive care unit,” Dr Todd Fraser said in a statement on Wednesday.

“Fortunately for him he was in a medically induced coma for a good portion of that. By the time he woke up I think his hangover would have well and truly gone,” Fraser said.

“The hospital’s administrators were also very understanding when we explained our reasons for buying a case of vodka.”

The Italian man was treated in the hospital two months ago and has since made a successful recovery. News of his treatment was only released on Wednesday.
– Reuters

Source : Mail & Guardian online

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