Man Dies After Winning Tequila Shot Contest

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic One person is dead and three are gravely ill following a tequila drinking competition in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

The winner of the contest died. Officials say Ricardo Ivan Garcia who was 21 drank more than 50 shots of tequila Sunday night at a disco. The prize was ten-thousand pesos about 330 dollars.

A prosecutor says the man died of apparent heart failure brought on by alcohol poisoning.

Three other contestants remain in serious condition in the hospital.