Bachelor party game goes tragically wrong after guest accidentally drowns during 'hold breath underwater' contest
The guests did not find Bunsa inside the house and then realized that their friend could be in trouble and went out to look for him.
A bachelor party at a lake in Georgia turned into a nightmare for the men when one of their guests drowned while they were holding a contest to see who could hold their breaths underwater the longest, according to reports.
The victim, aged 23, was identified as Robert Bunsa who was invited to the bachelor party held at Lake Sinclair. There were nearly 16 guests, including him, at the party organized on Saturday evening.
The Macron Telegraph reported that Bunsa had traveled from his home in Baskin Ridge in New Jersey to Balwin County in Georgia for the celebration.
Baldwin County sheriff’s Captain Brad King, while talking about the incident said, that many of the guests at the venue were competing with each other to determine which among them could remain underwater the longest when the tragedy occurred.
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The authorities said that while other guests came to the water surface soon, Bunsa was nowhere to be seen.
Reportedly, the other guests got out of the water and went into the house, thinking that Bunsa must have gotten out of the lake before them.
However, they did not find Bunsa inside the house and then realized that their friend could be in trouble, according to the Daily Mail.
The guests at the party looked around for Bunsa, and one of them dived into the water to pull him out of the lake.
They called the sheriff’s office and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) for help. The authorities arrived at Annette Way, near Rocky Creek at 5:40 pm on Saturday.
DNR Corporal Lynn Stanford said: "He was missing for some time - over seven minutes, at least, before they realized, and one of the friends did dive down and pull him out."
Stanford added that Bunsa was not far from the dock in water, whose depth ranges from five to 10 feet. However, visibility in the lake is only 1 foot, the Corporal added.
A law enforcement officer, who lived nearby, rushed to the scene and performed CPR on Bunsa for nearly 10 to 15 minutes before paramedics arrived at the scene.
Bunsa was pronounced dead, at the scene, by the paramedics. The official time of the death was recorded to be 7:20 pm as per the Baldwin County deputy coroner.