SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic – One person is dead and three are gravely ill following a tequila drinking competition (search) in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
The winner of the contest died. Officials say Ricardo Ivan Garcia — who was 21 — drank more than 50 shots of tequila Sunday night at a disco. The prize was ten-thousand pesos — about 330 dollars.
A prosecutor says the man died of apparent heart failure brought on by alcohol poisoning (search).
Three other contestants remain in serious condition in the hospital.