South Fla. man who made birthday bet he could swim canal drowns while attempting the featBy AP
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Fla. man drowns while attempting birthday bet
DANIA BEACH, Fla. — Authorities say a South Florida man who bet $50 that he could swim across a canal behind his house drowned while attempting the feat.
The Broward County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release that Timothy Jordan of Dania Beach had been celebrating his birthday when he announced the bet. He would have turned 46 on Tuesday.
Deputies say Jordan was drunk when he stripped down to his boxer shorts and jumped into the canal. He made it about halfway across when he started struggling.
Divers recovered his body just after 4 a.m.
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