tiptrot.com
tiptrot.com June 28, 2017


Caffeine overdose kills teen after too much soda, coffee, energy drink

16 May 2017, 06:35 | Cedric Leonard

Davis Cripe

Davis Cripe

A 16-year-old SC boy who collapsed in a classroom at school and died last month had so much caffeine in two hours that it killed him, a medical examiner said Monday.

Cripe drank a large Mountain Dew, a McDonald's latte and an energy drink two hours before he began experiencing arrhythmia, Watts said.

The Richland County Coroner said a Spring Hill High School student died as a result of ingesting large amounts of caffeine.

Sean Cripe, Davis' father, told WLTX-TV his son did not drink alcohol or use drugs, and warned other parents about allowing their children to drink high-caffeinated energy drinks. "And teenagers and students- please stop buying them".

Related: How dangeorus are energy drinks, really? Instead, it was an energy drink.

While McDonald's doesn't now report the amount of caffeine in their coffee, Caffeine Informer estimated a large, 21-24-ounce McDonald's latte contains 178 milligrams of caffeine. Watts declined to name the energy drink. Rather, the coroner says the teens death was entirely attributed to the excessive consumption of caffeine which lead to heart arrhythmia and ultimately death.


"I stand before you as a brokenhearted father and hope that something good can come from this", Cripe said.

"You know, a cup of coffee, a can of soda, isn't going to cause this sort of thing", said Amy Durso, MD, deputy chief pathologist for Richland County.

"We lost Davis from a totally legal substance", Watts said.

Watts says that the teen had no signs of a preexisting, undiagnosed heart issue that would have contributed to his death. Based on Cripe's weight, Watts says the amount of caffeine consumed was above what is considered a "safe limit".

He also urged people to avoid highly caffeinated drinks. But Davis had consumed all three drinks during a two-hour time frame. "I'm telling my friends and family don't drink them".



Other News

Trending Now

The Government Is Considering Sending More Troops To Afghanistan
Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis and General John Nicholson, the commander of allied forces in Afghanistan. Fairfax Media / Andrew Meares Malcolm Turnbull on a recent visit to Afghanistan, where he met the U.S.

McDavid photo brings Oilers welcome levity ahead of tense Game 7
Additionally, Anaheim has gotten some favor or momentum going their way in the 2017 NHL Playoffs . A replay from the camera embedded rinkside confirmed the puck had barely crossed the blue line.

Comey Should Lead US Senate's Russia Probe - Intelligence Committee Member
The move sparked immediate accusations of political interference, with Republicans as well as Democrats expressing dismay. The spokeswoman said that Sessions and Rosenstein came to Trump at a meeting on Monday with concerns about Comey.

Google's "Project Trebble" will modularize Android to make updates faster
Silicon manufacturers pass the modified new release to device makers-the companies that design and manufacture Android devices. According to the post, it's the interface that gives developers access to "hardware-specific features of Android".

British hospitals hit by suspected 'ransomeware' cyber attack
The U.K.'s National Cyber Security Center says it's working with both the digital office of the NHS and law enforcement. The hackers are reportedly exploiting a critical vulnerability (MS17-010) that first received a patch on 14 March.

'A victory for football' as Ajax reach Europa League final
Four minutes later, Lyon wasted their best chance to level the score, as Maxwel Cornet saw his shot off the post. Ajax secured a place in their first European final for 21 years after surviving a scare against Lyon.

Egypt discovers new necropolis in Minya, first in area
The burial chamber was first detected previous year by a team of Cairo University students using radar. The remarkable find is the first of its kind in the area, the antiquities ministry said on Saturday.

Hull's Silva calls for unity ahead of crucial final EPL games
Allardyce's side are 16th in the table, just four points above the relegation zone, and face third-bottom Hull on Sunday.

Jeter's No 2 retired by Yanks; Monument Park plaque unveiled
But, according to A-Rod's publicist Ron Berkowitz, he claims Rodriguez will be in Miami spending Mother's Day with his mother. When they had Derek Jeter Day at the new Stadium, in September of 2014, Jeter told the fans, "You all watched me grow up".

Sen. Manchin Says Trump-Backed Healthcare Bill Hurts W.Va.
Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.) said. "By the way, we're a long ways from having a product completed", Rounds said, one week after the U.S. Along with trying to bully Republicans into supporting the new version, according to the New York Times Trump is lying about it.