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Student Dies After Binge to Celebrate 21st Birthday

Drake University student collapses after night of celebration
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 12, 2011 1:09 PM CDT
Student Dies After Binge to Celebrate 21st Birthday
Stock photo of alcoholic shots.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Sad story from Iowa's Drake University: A student celebrating her 21st birthday died after consuming about 16 shots, reports the Des Moines Register. Lydia Gale Clark had been out celebrating with friends, got sick the next morning, and collapsed on her bathroom floor. Her dad, who says a previously undiagnosed heart condition may have contributed, hopes his daughter's death can be a warning. “I don’t get this rite of passage where these kids think you have to do 21 shots," he said. "I mean, holy cow." (Read more Drake University stories.)

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