LEHI, Utah (FOX13Now)-
A Utah man spent three days in the ICU after winning an eggnog drinking contest.
Ryan Roche apparently drank a quart of 'nog in just 12 seconds.
“I pretty much just opened up my throat and just poured it down. I didn’t take a single breath the entire time,” Roche told FOX13 in Salt Lake City.
Roche's wife, Emily, filmed the incident and noticed almost instantly that he was having a hard time breathing.
“It was scary,” she said, “We had no idea what was happening."
Roche suffered from double lung pneumonia and spent three days in intensive care before making a full recovery two weeks later.
He's unsure if he'll ever drink eggnog again, but doesn't exactly rule it out.
Roche's prize for winning the contest was a $50 gift card.