Drunk Dude Becomes The First Person To Ever Swim Across The Hoover Dam And Make It Out Alive
Independent- A man from north Wales has been fined $330 (€276) by American police after he swam across the Hoover Dam on a stag do, apparently making himself the first person to make it across the reservoir alive. Arron Hughes, a 28-year-old forklift driver, had reportedly been partying for 37 hours in Nevada when he decided to jump into the water and swim across it. “It was around 45-40 degrees outside and we were on a stag do in Vegas. You go to Vegas to have fun, don’t you? We made The Hangover look tame,” he told the Daily Post. “We were all just standing there, and I thought, f*** it! I’m going for a swim.” Mr Hughes said his friends cheered him on as he swam across the Colorado River, which borders the states of Nevada and Arizona. He said the swim took around 30 minutes but admitted he felt “knackered” half way across, but knew he had to make it to the other side as he could feel the water pulling him towards the dam.
Alcohol 1, sobriety 0. It’s about time alcohol got some good PR. Alcohol causes a lot of bad things to happen but every once in awhile it makes miraculous things happen as well like unexpected pregnancies or, in this case, swimming where no man has dared to swim before (and stay alive). This makes me think of that one lady who tried over and over and over and over agin to swim across some body of water and kept failing. Who knew that all she needed to do was toss back a few stiff drinks and she could’ve made it. Because that is 100000% the reason this dude made it across. A sober person would’ve for sure died and become just another statistic. Not this guy. Not with his BAC. That booze in his belly kept him warm and not giving a fuck the whole way. That’s what partying for 37 hours straight in Nevada earns you, invincibility. Or at least the feeling of invincibility.
PS- Shoutout to my co-worker Pat McAfee. He knows all about this.