A man from north Wales has been fined $330 by Nevada police after he swam across the Hoover Dam during a bachelor party, apparently making himself the first person to make it across the reservoir alive.
Arron Hughes, a 28-year-old forklift driver, had reportedly been partying for 37 hours in Nevada when he decided to jump into the water and swim across it.
At 28 years old, a 37 hour bender would kill me if I had to swim across the shallow end of the hotel pool at the Holiday Inn, let alone a 30 minute swim while dam turbines suck you in and chew you up like a garbage disposal. I spent two days in Nashville last weekend and I still can feel my liver throbbing. Lucky for this crazy lad, 9 of the 10 Hoover Dam turbines were off, which authorities say is the only reason he was able to make it out alive. Roughly 275 people have reportedly died at the site in the last 10 years.
“I don’t have any regrets,” Mr Hughes told the BBC. “I even have a tattoo saying ‘no regrets,’ that’s the type of person I am.”