A British tourist in Jamaica died after trying to drink all 21 cocktails listed on a bar’s menu alongside two Canadian women as part of a challenge, an inquest has found.
Timothy Southern, 53, was on holiday in May 2022 with his children, sister and other family members, staying at the Royal Decameron Club Caribbean in Jamaica’s tourist town of Saint Ann.
He had been drinking beer and brandy that morning, the inquest found, when he joined a pair of Canadian tourists who were trying to complete the 21-cocktail challenge before midnight to celebrate one of their birthdays, ITV reported.
The inquest was conducted to discover the timeline of the day’s events and determine the exact cause of death. The inquest heard that Southern made it through 12 of the drinks when he decided to return to his hotel room.