Nine-year-old from Leadgate, County Durham, is youngest victim of Neknomination drinking craze

The Northern Echo: Vodka binge Vodka binge

A GIRL of nine found drunk on spirits is thought to have been the youngest person to have taken part in the NekNomination drinking craze, it has emerged.

Rhiannon Scully was taken to hospital after drinking a cocktail of vodka and whisky after her friends had seen others doing it on Facebook.

The Northern Echo reported on Monday how the girl required medical treatment after downing vodka with two friends. 

She rode home "all over the place" on her electric scooter, still in her school uniform and was found by her horrified mother, who called an ambulance.

Miss Scully, from Leadgate, Consett, County Durham, had to have her stomach pumped and was monitored overnight in hospital.

It is thought the drinking dare was filmed on a mobile but deleted soon after.

The alcohol was taken from a cupboard at her friend’s house without the knowledge of any parent.

Speaking to a national newspaper, her mother Michelle Scully, 32, said she found her daughter with her ‘eyes rolling into the back of her head’.

 

She said: "When I saw her I was raging, I was upset and angry. I was also scared because we didn’t know what would happen at this point.

"I saw her in her uniform with two other friends. I ran to her, she was falling over and she didn’t know where she was. She could have been run over, she was riding her scooter at the time."

The mother said she and her husband Paul, 39, believed Rhiannon had drunk vodka and whisky mixed together with orange juice after being encouraged by her two friends, also aged nine.

She said doctors think she had drunk around half a pint of the concoction.

Mrs Scully added: “Even a fully grown adult would hesitate to mix vodka and whisky. She was being sick in the bathroom before the paramedics got there.
‘We found out in the ambulance that it was a NekNomination.

“Rhiannon said 'them stupid NekNominations'."

Police were called by paramedics and questioned both Rhiannon’s family and her friends’ families about the incident but decided no action was required.

NekNominate is thought to have started in January in Australia, and spread worldwide.

The craze - linked to a number of deaths across the UKy - sees participants complete a drinking dare before nominating someone else to join in.

People then upload videos of themselves on Facebook and other social media sites.

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7:32pm Tue 1 Apr 14

NO EINSTEIN says...

Oh dear someone has not been cracking the whip, and putting the fear of god into their kids as they bring them up, AS YOU HAVE TO, in todays sociyity.
Oh dear someone has not been cracking the whip, and putting the fear of god into their kids as they bring them up, AS YOU HAVE TO, in todays sociyity. NO EINSTEIN
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8:56pm Tue 1 Apr 14

Longbowman666 says...

Not being funny, but what plank starts something as brainless as this 'Neknomination' in the first place? Are they truly as idiotic as to think that it is actually a good idea and a 'laugh'?

Whoever thought of it is either sick, delusional or was born without any common sense (or sense of decency) at all - social media is a good thing in one sense, but like the net itself, gives a platform for people to both influence others and be influenced by them in return.

And in this case, the dangers of such crazes as this have been clearly shown...though will it stop it? I seriously doubt it.
Not being funny, but what plank starts something as brainless as this 'Neknomination' in the first place? Are they truly as idiotic as to think that it is actually a good idea and a 'laugh'? Whoever thought of it is either sick, delusional or was born without any common sense (or sense of decency) at all - social media is a good thing in one sense, but like the net itself, gives a platform for people to both influence others and be influenced by them in return. And in this case, the dangers of such crazes as this have been clearly shown...though will it stop it? I seriously doubt it. Longbowman666
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9:00pm Tue 1 Apr 14

NO EINSTEIN says...

Longbowman666 wrote:
Not being funny, but what plank starts something as brainless as this 'Neknomination' in the first place? Are they truly as idiotic as to think that it is actually a good idea and a 'laugh'?

Whoever thought of it is either sick, delusional or was born without any common sense (or sense of decency) at all - social media is a good thing in one sense, but like the net itself, gives a platform for people to both influence others and be influenced by them in return.

And in this case, the dangers of such crazes as this have been clearly shown...though will it stop it? I seriously doubt it.
well said Longbowman666 well said
[quote][p][bold]Longbowman666[/bold] wrote: Not being funny, but what plank starts something as brainless as this 'Neknomination' in the first place? Are they truly as idiotic as to think that it is actually a good idea and a 'laugh'? Whoever thought of it is either sick, delusional or was born without any common sense (or sense of decency) at all - social media is a good thing in one sense, but like the net itself, gives a platform for people to both influence others and be influenced by them in return. And in this case, the dangers of such crazes as this have been clearly shown...though will it stop it? I seriously doubt it.[/p][/quote]well said Longbowman666 well said NO EINSTEIN
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