3 Hospitalized During SantaCon

3 Hospitalized

During SantaCon

ONEONTA – Three students were hospitalized for over-consumption of alcohol during the annual SantaCon on Saturday, Dec. 7.

“Two of them were sent to the ICU to be intubated, both with a blood alcohol content level over .5 percent,” said Police Chief Doug Brenner. “.4 is usually fatal.”

The first, a 21-year-old male SUNY student, was transported to Bassett Hospital by police after he was found unconscious on the lawn of a house on Grove Street at 3:15 p.m. on Saturday.

Another was taken to Bassett by University police, and a third was transported later in the evening. Their conditions are unknown at this time.

Investigations are underway, and Brenner reminded students that “Good Samaritan” laws are in place to protect anyone who might call for help if they see someone in trouble. “We don’t want to discourage people from doing the right thing,” he said. “You don’t want anything bad to happen.”



One thought on “3 Hospitalized During SantaCon

  1. Mammy

    It’s so sad to me to think these kid’s could even go out and do this. To me what’s even saddest of all is because the parents aren’t around the kids think they can do it and get away with it at what cost ? A life was it worth it. If kid’s aren’t taught the danger of drinking like this , this is what happens. Kids have to be talked to about there actions, there are always consequences for there actions .

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