Man who jumped into freezing cold sea ‘probably saved by beers’


Oh no, crazy British news that will probably make a lot of us drink beer, ‘just in case’

A man left close to death after leaping from the Herne Bay pier into the sea may have been saved by the eight beers he drank before jumping.

He and a pal stripped to their underwear and plunged into the cold water after a drinking session.

But the foolish pair had to be rescued by emergency crews after struggling for 45 minutes to get ashore. […]

“The paramedics said that it probably kept him alive, because his body had slowed down so much that it might have helped him.

Read more on KentOnline


Photo courtesy of William Warby, CC BY 2.0

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