A 27-year-old footballer died after his match ended due to a heart attack because he drank ice cold water. The ice-cold water prompted a rare cardiovascular reflex.
Ludwin Florez Nole had just finished playing with his local side Los Rangers in Sullana Province, north-west Peru when he fell sick and went home.
His wife said that he drank a glass of cold water, “Shortly afterwards he started to have chest pains so I took him to a nearby clinic, but he died on the way,’ she said.
“The doctor told me that he suffered a heart attack because he drank too much cold water while his body was still hot.”
According to the Medics, the cold water caused a change in the sportsman’s heart rate and lead to a cardiovascular reflex. It is a rare condition brought on by drinking a cool liquid.
The microbial contaminants in water also lead to cramps in the stomach, in similar situations and circumstances.