75°F
weather icon Clear

Man drowns in lake trying to hold breath during bachelor party

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. — A bachelor party contest to see who could stay underwater the longest ended in death when police say one competitor didn’t resurface.

Baldwin County sheriff’s Capt. Brad King tells news outlets 23-year-old Robert Zachary “Zach” Bunsa of Basking Ridge, New Jersey, drowned Saturday at Georgia’s Lake Sinclair.

King says Bunsa was trying to see how long he could hold his breath, but didn’t come back up.

Georgia Department of Natural Resources Cpl. Lynn Stanford says the around 15 men at the party didn’t realize he was still in the water, and went to the house to look for him. Stanford says it was more than seven minutes before someone realized he was still in the lake. One of them dived down and pulled him out.

Bunsa was pronounced dead at the scene.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
THE LATEST
Bernie Sanders tells supporters he’s back at NYC rally

Storming past questions about his health, Bernie Sanders vowed that he’s “more ready than ever” to fight for a political revolution — with a little help from new friends — at a rally Saturday that drew thousands to a New York City park.

Nestor heads into Georgia after tornados leave damage in Florida

Nestor rushed into Georgia on Saturday as a post-tropical cyclone after the former tropical storm spawned a tornado that damaged homes and a school in central Florida.

Earthquakes felt in Las Vegas strained major fault, study says

The earthquakes that hammered the Southern California desert near the town of Ridgecrest last summer involved ruptures on a web of interconnected faults and increased strain on a major nearby fault that has begun to slowly move, according to a new study.

Europe now willing to take IS prisoners in Syria, Trump says

Claiming new progress against Islamic State extremists in Syria, President Donald Trump said Friday that some European nations are now willing to take responsibility for detained IS fighters who are from their countries.

Plans delayed to explode 2 unstable cranes in New Orleans

Plans have been pushed back a day to bring down two giant, unstable construction cranes in a series of controlled explosions before they can topple onto historic New Orleans buildings, the city’s fire chief said Friday.

Mexican president defends retreat in face of cartel gunmen killing 8

Mexican security forces backed off an attempt to capture a son of imprisoned drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman after finding themselves outgunned in a ferocious shootout with cartel enforcers that left at least eight people dead and more than 20 wounded, authorities said Friday.

White House admission on link of Ukraine aid, Biden probe brings fallout

White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney’s initial remarks, made during a rare appearance by an administration official in the White House briefing room, spun open a new phase of the impeachment inquiry.