A 13-year-old boy is recovering in hospital after downing a one-litre bottle of spirits in 30 minutes at a sports training camp.
The boy was found in an alcohol-induced coma while at a New Zealand Snowsports junior training camp in Wanaka on Saturday night.
In what is believed to be a peer-pressure drinking incident, the boy consumed a one-litre bottle of 35 percent proof Jagermeister in about half an hour, the Otago Daily Times reported.
The amount is equivalent to 28 standard drinks.
Young males are always going to engage in risky behaviour, and risky behaviour is always going to go wrong sometimes. That’s life, not a social problem to be solved by the state.