A Russian man has miraculously survived drinking eight bottles of vodka. The percentage of alcohol in his blood was at least twice the lethal dose.
Pavel Kondratyev, 39, was found unconscious in the street of Yekaterinburg city in Russia’s Ural Mountains and taken to hospital, Life.ru website reports Friday. The doctors suspected a head trauma, but the test proved different.
The man’s blood tests showed that he had drunk at least four liters, or eight bottles of vodka.
“When we took his blood, we were just amazed,” Stanislav Chursin, one of the doctors at the hospital, told the website.
“By most moderate estimates, he exceeded the lethal dose at least two times! That makes it, like, eight bottles of vodka,” Chursin said.
The doctor added that it must have been the man’s bulk that saved him – the alcohol hero is two meters’ tall and weighs over 100 kilos.
At present Kondratyev is in hospital, recovering from intoxication. He cannot remember where he was drinking, with whom or what the reason for the drinking party celebration was.
Russians have a reputation for being heavy drinkers. Earlier in April, a four-month-old baby died in a Siberian town after being poisoned by the alcohol-loaded milk of his drunken mother.