Now the Sheriff is investigating and the family plans to sue.
What is my take on this?
In my mind, this is crazy. This is up there with the assorted violence that greeted the PS3 last year and the Xbox murders three years ago. If people are going to act stupid, then why produce the consoles? It's consumerism ran amok.
Returning to the incident at hand, other factors are at play here. The question that needs to be asked is: "who else knew about the dangers of drinking too much water and when did they know it?" This should be asked because, let's face it, higher-ups had to approve this contest. Also, the contest was done in a bad way. If the station had asked me to put on the contest, I would have a reasonable time limit for drinking the water in the same size bottles. At the end of the time limit, I would have the bottles counted; the person with the most empty bottles gets the Wii. If the station had done the contest this way, things would turned out a whole lot better.
However, I guess this path was too easy for these DJs. Since the folks who put on this contest are out of a job, they will have a long to think about their actions and the blood on their hands.