General in Outside Louisiana
As the weather warms up I believe nearly all are aware of the hazards of flesh eating bacteria and dehydration from being in the sun all day.
Well Saturday morning a 30 year old Texas man departed in a Kayak on a 260 mile journey from San Marcos to the coat.
He had posted on a texas forum for weeks detailing his preparation and practices. Showed pictures of all his supplies and food for the 3-4 day trip that included snacks and electroyte tablets. Even mentioned in his post that people looked at him strangely when he brought 2 gallons of water/day, and that he was told that was too much water.
Well sometime Saturday evening or Sunday morning the young man had a seizure and fell out of the canoe. His friend quickly grabbed him and pulled him to shore. All boats are equipped with satellite tracking devices and they set off some type of emergency signal. Due to their location it took 2 hours to arrive at the hospital.
He passed away sometime today.
The cause, he drank too much water resulting in an electrolyte imbalance.
Scary deal. Here's a man that thought he was taking appropriate precautions keeping himself hydrated. Maybe someone else that knows more about this can chime in on this. I've heard of people dying from water intoxicadtion that were in contests and chugged gallons at a time. Never heard of someone suffering from this from drinking to stay hydrated. From what I've read it can be more deadly than dehydration.