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Woman in water drinking contest dies

/ Source: The Associated Press

Authorities in Sacramento County, California, are looking into the death of a woman who had competed in a radio station contest.

A medical examiner says the woman died of water intoxication.

Jennifer Strange, 28, had taken part in a contest to see how much water she could drink without going to the bathroom.

Strange was found dead Friday in her suburban Rancho Cordova home hours after taking part in the “Hold Your Wee for a Wii” contest held by Sacramento radio station KDND FM.

The station had promised a Nintendo Wii video game system for the winner.

The station’s owner says staff members were stunned when they learned of the death.

Strange drank over half a gallon of water, according to published reports.