A British teenager had to undergo emergency surgery last week to get her stomach removed after she drank a liquid nitrogen cocktail.
The Guardian is reporting that Gaby Scanlon was celebrating her 18th birthday last week, when she began to feel sick. The teen became “breathless and developing severe stomach pain.”
She was rushed to the hospital, and was diagnosed with a perforated stomach. Doctors were forced to perform emergency surgery to remove her stomach.
The teenager is thought to have suffered an adverse reaction from consuming a “correctly prepared Jagermeister drink made with liquid nitrogen.”
Dr. John Ashton, director of public health for the county of Cumbria, told the BBC that Scanlon is “the victim of an irresponsible alcohol industry that’s now competing on gimmicks.”
The bar that sold Scanlon the drink has suspended the sale of drinks involving liquid nitrogen and is cooperating with police investigation.