Beer king dead af­ter down­ing six litres

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A BOOZER died just mo­ments af­ter lift­ing the tro­phy he’d won in a beer-drink­ing con­test.

Spec­ta­tors cheered as Joaquín Al­caraz Gra­cia, 45, knocked back six litres of lager in record time.

But their awe turned to hor­ror as he lifted the cov­eted cup and started to vomit “with­out stop­ping”.

Min­utes later he passed out and never woke up.

An­to­nio Al­caraz said that Gra­cia “seemed fine” right up un­til the award cer­e­mony in Mur­cia, Spain, af­ter com­peti­tors tried to down the most litres of beer in 20 min­utes.

Wit­ness San­ti­ago Gar­cía, one of the emer­gency of­fi­cials, later de­scribed Gra­cia as ‘obese’.

He added: “It seems Joaquín’s body said ‘enough is enough’.

“He started to vomit in his chair. I was one of the peo­ple who held him up­right.”

Mu­nic­i­pal­ity vice pres­i­dent Pe­dro Ro­dríguez said: “He vom­ited a lot but I sat with him for 10 min­utes, and he was sleep­ing and snor­ing.”

He wasn’t sleep­ing but suf­fer­ing from a mas­sive heart at­tack.

Gra­cia was rushed to hos­pi­tal but medics were un­able to re­vive him. I’VE been eat­ing a lot of salad over the past few weeks – while the weather has been so warm.

Which is great for my glam­our model fig­ure, but I am crav­ing a full english break­fast or a proper Sun­day lunch now. My mum makes the best roast din­ners – with all the trim­mings and home­made ap­ple pie for af­ters.

But she says she ‘can’t be arsed’ slav­ing over a hot oven in this heat.

Roll on the win­ter, I say!

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