'Beloved' student dies after 'downing 40 shots in fraternity hazing ritual'

A student has died after allegedly taking part in a hazing challenge and downing around 40 shots.

Stone Foltz was hospitalised following the alleged drinking challenge at a Pi Kappa Alpha event in Bowling Green State University, Ohio.

Over the weekend the 20-year-old died having been taken to ProMedica Toledo Hospital on Thursday, his family's lawyer Sean Alto told ABC.

Before he lost his life his mum took to social media to explain how the family were looking at how to donate her son's organs.

"Please have respect, be considerate and passionate," she wrote.

"Please don't post comments on details of what you heard. Stone is still with us for the time as we go thru the process to donate his organs.

"Hug your children and tell them everyday how much you love them."

Mr Alto told WTOL that Mr Foltz had been dropped off at his apartment between 11-11.30pm on Thursday night.

His roommates found him a short while later and called 911, the lawyer said, leading him to be flown to hospital.

A student, who is Mr Foltz's roommate and asked to remain anonymous, told the station that he overheard his roommate saying: "We have to drink a handle of any alcohol that our big gives us.

"We have to finish the whole thing in the time we're there before we leave."

A handle of alcohol, which is typically 1,75l, contains between 37 and 44 shots of alcohol, depending on the glass size.

"I've never seen my roommate more drunk in his entire life," the student said.

"He immediately went to the bathroom and was throwing up in the toilet for just 15 minutes to an hour and making himself vomit."

Mr Foltz, who was a sophomore in the university's College of Business, died after being in a critical condition at ProMedica Toledo Hospital for three days.

"The death of Stone Foltz is a tragedy. He was a beloved son, brother, and grandson," Mr Alto said.

The Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity told ABC News in a statement: "We extend our deepest and sincere sympathy to the student's family and friends and all of those affected by this tragic loss."

The Delta Beta Chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha has been placed on administrative suspension following the incident.

"We want to express our care and support of our students and community affected," university spokesperson Alex Solis said.

"Given that Pi Kappa Alpha is not currently recognized as a registered student organization, the fraternity’s Greek letters were removed from its on-campus residence this morning," Mr Solis said.

University President Rodney K. Rogers said: "Those who knew Stone remember him as a kind, selfless person with a great sense of humor.

"The University mourns his tragic loss and shares in his family and friends’ sorrow."

The Bowling Green Police Department is investigating the case, Lt. Dan Mancuso, the public information officer for the department, told the New York Times on Sunday evening.Follow the Official Rokna NEWS Telegram Channel For More and fresh NEWS.


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