X

Cookies

Continue We want you to get the most out of using this website, which is why we and our partners use cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to receive these cookies. You can find out more about how we use cookies here.

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Subscriptions  |  evouchers  |  Jobs  |  Property  |  Motors  |  Travel  |  Dating  |  Family Notices

Barrow man jumps into swimming pool for #neknomination stunt

A BARROW man jumped into the pool of the town's leisure centre fully clothed to drink a pint of beer as he took on the "neknominate" challenge which has spread across Cumbria.

The drinking trend, which originated in Australia, has gained popularity in the UK.

Neknominate involves a person downing a pint of alcohol in the most creative way they can, then uploading it to a Facebook page and nominating a friend to do so within 24 hours.

Iain Fordyce of Jarrow Street, Barrow, who carried out the stunt in the pool said: "I think the Neknomination craze is absolutely ridiculous but brilliant.

"The pool stunt we did could easily be painted as reckless but we did try and make sure we didn’t film anyone or offend anyone. There are much worse things happening in the town than 'nek nominations'."

Police have warned revellers in Cumbria about the potential "catastrophic dangers" of the 'Neknominate' drinking craze and have received numerous complaints from members of the public expressing concerns that the craze is becoming increasingly dangerous.

Chief Superintendent Steve Johnson said: “Whilst some may see it as a bit of fun, the consequences could be catastrophic. We are noticing that as the chain goes on as does the intensity of the situations people are putting themselves in.

"I’d ask that people act with responsibility and that they don’t put themselves in danger. I’d also act that if you receive a nomination please do not feel influenced to partake in any activity through peer pressure.”

SHARE THIS ARTICLE

North West Evening Mail What's on search










Powered by
nwemail.co.uk/jobs

Hot Jobs

Loading latest hot jobs...
Powered by Zoopla.co.uk






Featured companies

Searching for featured companies...
Search for:

Vote

Is Scotland’s ‘No’ vote the right result?

Yes

No

Show Result

Vote

Should schools be told when inspectors are visiting?

Yes

No

Show Result


WCF pet and equestrian

Choosing a pre school

Come and join us 5

Go green 34

Travel the globe

Go green 33


To save our contact details direct to your smartphone simply scan this QR code

North West Evening Mail

Evening Mail Going Out