The man, who is believed to be between the age of 25 and 30, suffered several negative effects from consuming the entire bottle of Jagermeister during a risky competition involving binge drinking.
Man Dies After Downing An Entire Bottle Of Jägermeister In Less Than Two Minutes For A $11 Bet
After consuming a whole bottle of Jägermeister to win a wager worth less than 11 dollars, a guy "paid with his life."
The man, who was apparently between the ages of 25 and 30, died at the Blue Corner Car Wash & Liquor Restaurant in the South African settlement of Ha-Mashamba, close to Elim.
According to police, the unfortunate incident happened on Sunday, July 10, at about 11.30 p.m.
For R200 (£9.90), he had placed the bet. Whoever consumed the bottle of liquor with a 35 percent ABV the fastest was eligible to win.
In less than two minutes, the man finished the bottle, but he suffered a health problem immediately.
In a video that has gone viral on social media, the man can be seen drinking without stopping while those around him applaud and encourage him to continue during the risky drinking challenge.
He drank the entire bottle in less than two minutes without pausing, eventually collapsing from the enormous intake.
In the contest, participants win money if they down a bottle of Jagermeister in under two minutes.
The man allegedly fainted after finishing the bottle. He was brought to the hospital, where he tragically passed away. He had entered the binge drinking competition hoping to win some additional cash.
Police in Limpopo, South Africa, have reportedly started an inquiry into the death of the young guy.
According to police spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo: "Police in Waterval outside Louis Trichardt have opened a case of inquest following an incident of apparent misuse of alcohol that took place at one of the local liquor outlets at Mashamba village where the patrons allegedly participated in what they called a 'drinking competition'.
"The winner who could consume the entire bottle of Jägermeister within a specified time, would get R200 cash.
"One of them immediately collapsed thereafter and was taken to the local clinic where he was certified dead."
The man's death is still under investigation by the authorities.
Drink Aware, an independent alcohol education organization, defines binge drinking as "having a lot of alcohol in a short space of time," which may be very harmful.
According to the education charity, our bodies can only metabolize about one unit of alcohol every hour, and even less for certain people.