‘Hold Wee for a Wii’ Contest Kills Woman

It is being reported that a woman; after taking part in a radio station water-drinking contest died shortly thereafter in her home. The results of a preliminary investigation released Saturday showed evidence consistent with a water intoxication resulted in her death – the womans name has being revealed as 28-year-old, Jennifer Strange.

Strange, was found dead inside her home in Rancho Cordova, Sacramento. Her death came just hours after Strange participated in KDND 107.9 The End contest – called Hold Your Wee for a Wii – testing contestants to drink as much water as they could without going to the bathroom. The winner of the contest would take home a new Nintendo Wii for thier effort

Another contestant, James Ybarra was interviewed after the death and said “they were small little half-pint bottle so we thought it was going to be easy, they told us if you don’t feel like you can do this, don’t put your health in risk. I tapped (out) after five (bottles), my bladder couldn’t handle it anymore. I was talking to her and she was a nice lady, she was telling me about her family and her three kids and how she was doing it for kids.

Ybarra said after he quit, the remaining contestents were given even larger bottles to drink to stay in the competition. It is believed Strange was still in the contest when Ybarra opted out.

Strange’s co-worker, Laura Rios was also interviewed and confirmed she participated in the contest Friday morning, then was heading home when she reportedly called her supervisor in terrible pain. “She said to one of our supervisors that she was on her way home and her head was hurting her real bad,” Rios said. “She was crying and that was the last that anyone had heard from her.” The supervisor then called Strange’s mother, who went to her daughter’s home and discovered the body.