25-year Old Man Dies After Playing Nintendo Wii

Tim Eves from Great Yarmouth in Norfolk died a few minutes after playing a session of Wii Fit with his girlfriend and one of his friends.

The two tried to revive him after having called an ambulance but he was declared dead by the time the ambulance reached his house.

The 25-year old man was described as being fit and healthy, but keeled over after having played a jogging level of the game. His family claims that he could have been the latest victim of the Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS).

The Daily mail also says that SADS could also have been caused by a disorder of the electrical system of the heart and is a rare condition that causes the death of up to 500 people every year.

A post-mortem autopsy has been carried out but the official cause of death had yet to be determined. The avid player and rock band drummer had returned from a trip to Portugal where he celebrated the 50th birthday of his mother.

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Our Comments

This is a dramatic and uncommon event and our thoughts go to the young man's family and friends. There's not much that can be done though given the fact that it is a medical condition that has been exacerbated by the Wii Fit routine and has nothing to do with the Nintendo Wii Console itself.

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