Former Colchester schoolboy dies after drinking game went tragically wrong (From Maldon and Burnham Standard)
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Former Colchester schoolboy dies after drinking game went tragically wrong
Updated 2:57pm Monday 10th February 2014 in News
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."
More to follow.
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