Former Colchester schoolboy dies after drinking game went tragically wrong

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Former Colchester schoolboy dies after drinking game went tragically wrong Former Colchester schoolboy dies after drinking game went tragically wrong

A FORMER Colchester schoolboy has died from a lethal cocktail of alcohol while taking part in the latest internet craze.

Isaac Richardson, 20, is believed to be the first Brit to die as a result of escalating NekNomination games.

NekNomination involves a friend daring you to drink a pint in one go while filming it and then challenging another friend online.

Isaac, a former Colchester Royal Grammar School pupil from Tolleshunt Knights, decided to take part but substituted a pint of beer for a pitcher of wine, whisky, vodka and lager.

The hotel receptionist began vomiting before collapsing unconscious in a hotel room above a London pub.

He was rushed to hospital but pronounced dead yesterday.

Mum Melissa Richardson said: "We are utterly distraught and would ask to be left alone to grieve in peace."

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2:12pm Mon 10 Feb 14

Lucie2013 says...

A tragic loss of a young man with his whole life ahead of him.

Time for this madness to end!
A tragic loss of a young man with his whole life ahead of him. Time for this madness to end! Lucie2013

2:15pm Mon 10 Feb 14

your intellectual superior says...

Silly boy
Silly boy your intellectual superior

2:34pm Mon 10 Feb 14

stevedawson says...

How sad what a tragic end to a young life.
How sad what a tragic end to a young life. stevedawson

2:47pm Mon 10 Feb 14

Boris says...

Very sad. I hope the "friend" who filmed him is going to be prosecuted for encouragement to endanger life, or similar. Maybe a few prosecutions will put a stop to such "games".
R.I.P. Isaac.
Very sad. I hope the "friend" who filmed him is going to be prosecuted for encouragement to endanger life, or similar. Maybe a few prosecutions will put a stop to such "games". R.I.P. Isaac. Boris

4:00pm Mon 10 Feb 14

co4 says...

Boris wrote:
Very sad. I hope the "friend" who filmed him is going to be prosecuted for encouragement to endanger life, or similar. Maybe a few prosecutions will put a stop to such "games".
R.I.P. Isaac.
In all fairness Boris, nobody put a gun to his head and made him do it. It's just indicative of the current **** for social media notoriety. It is a tragic waste of a life but young people don't understand the implications of consuming a pint of strong liquor in one. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to his parents and hope this ridiculous craze draws to a close sooner rather than later.
[quote][p][bold]Boris[/bold] wrote: Very sad. I hope the "friend" who filmed him is going to be prosecuted for encouragement to endanger life, or similar. Maybe a few prosecutions will put a stop to such "games". R.I.P. Isaac.[/p][/quote]In all fairness Boris, nobody put a gun to his head and made him do it. It's just indicative of the current **** for social media notoriety. It is a tragic waste of a life but young people don't understand the implications of consuming a pint of strong liquor in one. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to his parents and hope this ridiculous craze draws to a close sooner rather than later. co4

4:16pm Mon 10 Feb 14

co4 says...

Apparently the Gazette swear filter classes l u s t as a profanity.
Apparently the Gazette swear filter classes l u s t as a profanity. co4

5:04pm Mon 10 Feb 14

Mind your own business says...

Boris wrote:
Very sad. I hope the "friend" who filmed him is going to be prosecuted for encouragement to endanger life, or similar. Maybe a few prosecutions will put a stop to such "games".
R.I.P. Isaac.
You are an absolute idiot Boris, your comments are uneducated and inappropriate, do you not think his friends in are grieving for him I really hope they don't see your comment you should be ashamed of yourself.
[quote][p][bold]Boris[/bold] wrote: Very sad. I hope the "friend" who filmed him is going to be prosecuted for encouragement to endanger life, or similar. Maybe a few prosecutions will put a stop to such "games". R.I.P. Isaac.[/p][/quote]You are an absolute idiot Boris, your comments are uneducated and inappropriate, do you not think his friends in are grieving for him I really hope they don't see your comment you should be ashamed of yourself. Mind your own business

5:25pm Mon 10 Feb 14

romantic says...

Sadly, youngsters have done this since time immemorial. Drinking dares didn't start with the Internet! We did similarly stupid things age 17, 18 etc, and my kids have done the same. No amount of parental advice works at the time, when it seems such a great idea. Normally, the result is feeling extremely ill, but your body manages to vomit most of it back out.

This craze does seem to have been getting a lot of publicity the past few days, and I'm not sure if it is acting as a warning to others, or if others are hearing about it for the first time and deciding it sounds like fun. That's the thing with young lads (and it is lads, mainly - girls are not so stupid): just because people have died from doing this, they don't logically think "That's dangerous, I won't try it". It's always the risk of giving this the "oxygen of publicity".

It's a terrible waste of life and such a stupid way to go, and this guy's family and friends must be devastated. I hope they remember the years that he had on this planet with good memories.
Sadly, youngsters have done this since time immemorial. Drinking dares didn't start with the Internet! We did similarly stupid things age 17, 18 etc, and my kids have done the same. No amount of parental advice works at the time, when it seems such a great idea. Normally, the result is feeling extremely ill, but your body manages to vomit most of it back out. This craze does seem to have been getting a lot of publicity the past few days, and I'm not sure if it is acting as a warning to others, or if others are hearing about it for the first time and deciding it sounds like fun. That's the thing with young lads (and it is lads, mainly - girls are not so stupid): just because people have died from doing this, they don't logically think "That's dangerous, I won't try it". It's always the risk of giving this the "oxygen of publicity". It's a terrible waste of life and such a stupid way to go, and this guy's family and friends must be devastated. I hope they remember the years that he had on this planet with good memories. romantic

6:58pm Mon 10 Feb 14

Charlienic says...

romantic wrote:
Sadly, youngsters have done this since time immemorial. Drinking dares didn't start with the Internet! We did similarly stupid things age 17, 18 etc, and my kids have done the same. No amount of parental advice works at the time, when it seems such a great idea. Normally, the result is feeling extremely ill, but your body manages to vomit most of it back out.

This craze does seem to have been getting a lot of publicity the past few days, and I'm not sure if it is acting as a warning to others, or if others are hearing about it for the first time and deciding it sounds like fun. That's the thing with young lads (and it is lads, mainly - girls are not so stupid): just because people have died from doing this, they don't logically think "That's dangerous, I won't try it". It's always the risk of giving this the "oxygen of publicity".

It's a terrible waste of life and such a stupid way to go, and this guy's family and friends must be devastated. I hope they remember the years that he had on this planet with good memories.
Agree with all of the above. A tragic accident. R.I.P
[quote][p][bold]romantic[/bold] wrote: Sadly, youngsters have done this since time immemorial. Drinking dares didn't start with the Internet! We did similarly stupid things age 17, 18 etc, and my kids have done the same. No amount of parental advice works at the time, when it seems such a great idea. Normally, the result is feeling extremely ill, but your body manages to vomit most of it back out. This craze does seem to have been getting a lot of publicity the past few days, and I'm not sure if it is acting as a warning to others, or if others are hearing about it for the first time and deciding it sounds like fun. That's the thing with young lads (and it is lads, mainly - girls are not so stupid): just because people have died from doing this, they don't logically think "That's dangerous, I won't try it". It's always the risk of giving this the "oxygen of publicity". It's a terrible waste of life and such a stupid way to go, and this guy's family and friends must be devastated. I hope they remember the years that he had on this planet with good memories.[/p][/quote]Agree with all of the above. A tragic accident. R.I.P Charlienic

7:04pm Mon 10 Feb 14

Campbell-Vencarto says...

Yes i must agree with the sentiments written above bar one. This is an awful tragedy and the family must be mortified.
It is very hard to apportion blame and point fingers
My family appear to be jinxed with a type of behaviour similar to this.
My sister was killed in similar goading style circumstances, in 2004 aged 33 years old.
My son Nichollas last year 18 years, was duped into taking some drug laden party cake.
This left him in an intermittent catatonic state for some months.
His brain pathways have been temporarily damaged by Idiots out there.
These drinking type challenges have gone on for years, I had friends that did this sort of thing in the military. They called them Depth Charges or Claymore Cans.
On your final party night of retirement during discharge, you were given your Pewter Tankard laded with every short in behind the bar, If you managed to stand straight on the table you had to take another full one until you dropped.
Before this your beer was laced with a Pils beer drink of a high alcohol content, without your knowledge.
I can tell you I was extremely ill and was lying in my room at three in the morning, losing all senses and in quite a state.
You can experience a state where you think you are going to die and start seeing lights at a tunnel.
None of this is very funny at all and my heart goes out to this family, even though our family is in quite a turmoil as well at the moment.
We are very sorry for you
+Jon & Julie Campbell-Vencarto+
Yes i must agree with the sentiments written above bar one. This is an awful tragedy and the family must be mortified. It is very hard to apportion blame and point fingers My family appear to be jinxed with a type of behaviour similar to this. My sister was killed in similar goading style circumstances, in 2004 aged 33 years old. My son Nichollas last year 18 years, was duped into taking some drug laden party cake. This left him in an intermittent catatonic state for some months. His brain pathways have been temporarily damaged by Idiots out there. These drinking type challenges have gone on for years, I had friends that did this sort of thing in the military. They called them Depth Charges or Claymore Cans. On your final party night of retirement during discharge, you were given your Pewter Tankard laded with every short in behind the bar, If you managed to stand straight on the table you had to take another full one until you dropped. Before this your beer was laced with a Pils beer drink of a high alcohol content, without your knowledge. I can tell you I was extremely ill and was lying in my room at three in the morning, losing all senses and in quite a state. You can experience a state where you think you are going to die and start seeing lights at a tunnel. None of this is very funny at all and my heart goes out to this family, even though our family is in quite a turmoil as well at the moment. We are very sorry for you +Jon & Julie Campbell-Vencarto+ Campbell-Vencarto

7:09pm Mon 10 Feb 14

Campbell-Vencarto says...

Mind your own business wrote:
Boris wrote:
Very sad. I hope the "friend" who filmed him is going to be prosecuted for encouragement to endanger life, or similar. Maybe a few prosecutions will put a stop to such "games".
R.I.P. Isaac.
You are an absolute idiot Boris, your comments are uneducated and inappropriate, do you not think his friends in are grieving for him I really hope they don't see your comment you should be ashamed of yourself.
Both my wife and I found these two posts combating with each other on this issue rather insensitive and quite unfair.
The Boris chap should have not been spoken to like this.
can we presume that you two posters are friends or know each other well?
If not it is somewhat alarming and quite repugnant.
Jon Campbell-Vencarto
[quote][p][bold]Mind your own business[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Boris[/bold] wrote: Very sad. I hope the "friend" who filmed him is going to be prosecuted for encouragement to endanger life, or similar. Maybe a few prosecutions will put a stop to such "games". R.I.P. Isaac.[/p][/quote]You are an absolute idiot Boris, your comments are uneducated and inappropriate, do you not think his friends in are grieving for him I really hope they don't see your comment you should be ashamed of yourself.[/p][/quote]Both my wife and I found these two posts combating with each other on this issue rather insensitive and quite unfair. The Boris chap should have not been spoken to like this. can we presume that you two posters are friends or know each other well? If not it is somewhat alarming and quite repugnant. Jon Campbell-Vencarto Campbell-Vencarto

11:00pm Mon 10 Feb 14

Boris says...

co4 wrote:
Boris wrote:
Very sad. I hope the "friend" who filmed him is going to be prosecuted for encouragement to endanger life, or similar. Maybe a few prosecutions will put a stop to such "games".
R.I.P. Isaac.
In all fairness Boris, nobody put a gun to his head and made him do it. It's just indicative of the current **** for social media notoriety. It is a tragic waste of a life but young people don't understand the implications of consuming a pint of strong liquor in one. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to his parents and hope this ridiculous craze draws to a close sooner rather than later.
Maybe it is not the ideal solution, but it worries me that people egg each other on to do things like this. Another daft pastime is "tombstoning", for which it may not be the season at the moment, but that too has led to deaths which could so easily be avoided. These are not people who want to commit suicide, but the effect for their families is much the same. Maybe someone can think of a better way of discouraging such risky behaviour.
Again, respect to the young man's family, and may he rest in peace.
[quote][p][bold]co4[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Boris[/bold] wrote: Very sad. I hope the "friend" who filmed him is going to be prosecuted for encouragement to endanger life, or similar. Maybe a few prosecutions will put a stop to such "games". R.I.P. Isaac.[/p][/quote]In all fairness Boris, nobody put a gun to his head and made him do it. It's just indicative of the current **** for social media notoriety. It is a tragic waste of a life but young people don't understand the implications of consuming a pint of strong liquor in one. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to his parents and hope this ridiculous craze draws to a close sooner rather than later.[/p][/quote]Maybe it is not the ideal solution, but it worries me that people egg each other on to do things like this. Another daft pastime is "tombstoning", for which it may not be the season at the moment, but that too has led to deaths which could so easily be avoided. These are not people who want to commit suicide, but the effect for their families is much the same. Maybe someone can think of a better way of discouraging such risky behaviour. Again, respect to the young man's family, and may he rest in peace. Boris

11:11pm Mon 10 Feb 14

Boris says...

Campbell-Vencarto wrote:
Mind your own business wrote:
Boris wrote:
Very sad. I hope the "friend" who filmed him is going to be prosecuted for encouragement to endanger life, or similar. Maybe a few prosecutions will put a stop to such "games".
R.I.P. Isaac.
You are an absolute idiot Boris, your comments are uneducated and inappropriate, do you not think his friends in are grieving for him I really hope they don't see your comment you should be ashamed of yourself.
Both my wife and I found these two posts combating with each other on this issue rather insensitive and quite unfair.
The Boris chap should have not been spoken to like this.
can we presume that you two posters are friends or know each other well?
If not it is somewhat alarming and quite repugnant.
Jon Campbell-Vencarto
Thank you Jon. I do not know "Mind your own business". He seems to be fairly new on these threads and he seems to enjoy winding people up with short negative comments on alll sorts of subjects. Yet if you answer him he can get quite unpleasant. He was probably upset with me because I had just replied to him on a harmless little good-news story to-day, "Long serving Barbara...". Look at that exchange and you will see what I mean.
[quote][p][bold]Campbell-Vencarto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mind your own business[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Boris[/bold] wrote: Very sad. I hope the "friend" who filmed him is going to be prosecuted for encouragement to endanger life, or similar. Maybe a few prosecutions will put a stop to such "games". R.I.P. Isaac.[/p][/quote]You are an absolute idiot Boris, your comments are uneducated and inappropriate, do you not think his friends in are grieving for him I really hope they don't see your comment you should be ashamed of yourself.[/p][/quote]Both my wife and I found these two posts combating with each other on this issue rather insensitive and quite unfair. The Boris chap should have not been spoken to like this. can we presume that you two posters are friends or know each other well? If not it is somewhat alarming and quite repugnant. Jon Campbell-Vencarto[/p][/quote]Thank you Jon. I do not know "Mind your own business". He seems to be fairly new on these threads and he seems to enjoy winding people up with short negative comments on alll sorts of subjects. Yet if you answer him he can get quite unpleasant. He was probably upset with me because I had just replied to him on a harmless little good-news story to-day, "Long serving Barbara...". Look at that exchange and you will see what I mean. Boris

1:11pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Mind your own business says...

Boris wrote:
Campbell-Vencarto wrote:
Mind your own business wrote:
Boris wrote:
Very sad. I hope the "friend" who filmed him is going to be prosecuted for encouragement to endanger life, or similar. Maybe a few prosecutions will put a stop to such "games".
R.I.P. Isaac.
You are an absolute idiot Boris, your comments are uneducated and inappropriate, do you not think his friends in are grieving for him I really hope they don't see your comment you should be ashamed of yourself.
Both my wife and I found these two posts combating with each other on this issue rather insensitive and quite unfair.
The Boris chap should have not been spoken to like this.
can we presume that you two posters are friends or know each other well?
If not it is somewhat alarming and quite repugnant.
Jon Campbell-Vencarto
Thank you Jon. I do not know "Mind your own business". He seems to be fairly new on these threads and he seems to enjoy winding people up with short negative comments on alll sorts of subjects. Yet if you answer him he can get quite unpleasant. He was probably upset with me because I had just replied to him on a harmless little good-news story to-day, "Long serving Barbara...". Look at that exchange and you will see what I mean.
Jon, myself and Boris are not the same person we do not know each other, you have put two and two together and came up with 9047, I hope this draws a line under the matter for you and the others who think the same.
[quote][p][bold]Boris[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Campbell-Vencarto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mind your own business[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Boris[/bold] wrote: Very sad. I hope the "friend" who filmed him is going to be prosecuted for encouragement to endanger life, or similar. Maybe a few prosecutions will put a stop to such "games". R.I.P. Isaac.[/p][/quote]You are an absolute idiot Boris, your comments are uneducated and inappropriate, do you not think his friends in are grieving for him I really hope they don't see your comment you should be ashamed of yourself.[/p][/quote]Both my wife and I found these two posts combating with each other on this issue rather insensitive and quite unfair. The Boris chap should have not been spoken to like this. can we presume that you two posters are friends or know each other well? If not it is somewhat alarming and quite repugnant. Jon Campbell-Vencarto[/p][/quote]Thank you Jon. I do not know "Mind your own business". He seems to be fairly new on these threads and he seems to enjoy winding people up with short negative comments on alll sorts of subjects. Yet if you answer him he can get quite unpleasant. He was probably upset with me because I had just replied to him on a harmless little good-news story to-day, "Long serving Barbara...". Look at that exchange and you will see what I mean.[/p][/quote]Jon, myself and Boris are not the same person we do not know each other, you have put two and two together and came up with 9047, I hope this draws a line under the matter for you and the others who think the same. Mind your own business

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