A man drowned during a competition to see who could stay underwater the longest during a bachelor party at a Georgia lake, officials said. Witnesses told police 23-year-old Robert Bunsa of New Jersey was trying to see how long he could hold his breath.
Georgia Department of Natural Resources Cpl. Lynn Stanford told The Telegraph there were about 15 men at the bachelor party at the time of the incident, and the group did not initially realize that Bunsa was still in the water. A helicopter was called in to airlift Bunsa from the lake, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.
“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 told the newspaper.