35-Year-Old Mom Died From Drinking Too Much Water

Published 2023-08-04
Indiana mom Ashley Summers died recently when she apparently overwhelmed her body by drinking too much water. It was a hot summer afternoon, and Ashley told her family she felt dehydrated. She grabbed several bottles of water, and chugged them down – approximately 64 ounces in 20 minutes. By the time she got home, she started to feel ill. Now, Ashley’s brother is speaking out about the dangers of water intoxication. Ann Mercogliano has more.

All Comments (21)
  • @LilMexicano20
    This reminds me of one specific thing my chemistry teacher in high school told us: “too much of anything is dangerous” RIP to this woman.
  • @gloriaowen6365
    She was my mom's best friend. Prayers for her family ❤
  • A nurse friend who went to Haiti to assist in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake was drinking a lot of water to stay hydrated in the intense heat. She started feeling sick and realized that with all the sweating and drinking plain water she was losing vital minerals. She started drinking Pedialyte or a similar product and was able to continue with her life-saving work for the people of Haiti.
  • Same thing happened to my grandmother. My condolences and prayers go out to her family
  • @Mariamomo_
    Rest in peace poor woman. I remember for a school science project we were challenged by our teachers to drink as much water as we could. Looking back that was severely dangerous and some students were sick
  • @avalonjustin
    God that's horrible. People need to be aware of dangers like this.
  • @silentnight9655
    Death by water is always a shocking thing to hear. Jacqueline Henson, a 40 year old from Huddersfield here in the UK died after drinking two two-litre bottles of water in under two hours whilst trying to lose weight in 2008.
    Everything in moderation.
  • This is so sad! 🥺😢 I’m sending my prayers and condolences to her family and friends. May she Rest In Peace.🙏🏾🕊️
  • @gramirez141ur
    Rip to all those souls we lost 🙏🏽 my condolences and prayers to those families
  • @mamacarrie2350
    I almost died from this as well. They tell us to stay hydrated by drinking water but what they've failed to tell us is that we also need sodium, potassium and magnesium (electrolytes). While drinking water to stay hydrated and sweating in the heat, we lose these. I now put sodium and potassium in my bottled water on a daily basis.
  • @carmel9583
    It’s terrifying that the one thing everyone tells me to drink more of can actually kill me. May this woman Rest In Peace
  • @passionfly1
    I have never in my life heard of a condition like this until now. I will be careful in the future. Thank you for this story! What a terrible tragedy. So sorry for your loss. ❤❤❤
  • @Naty.583
    It’s so surprising how just 4 bottles of water can change so much in the span of hours. ❤ Condolences to all families.
  • @tev5040
    Back in elementary school me and my friends would have contests to see who could drink the most amount of full water bottles throughout the day. I never considered it to be bad because teachers always said how healthy drinking lots of water was. I remember one of the last times we did it I won with drinking a full 7 bottles by the end of the day. Nothing bad happened and I wasn't even feeling horrible or anything, but I'm realizing now it could've been a lot worse. yikes
  • @lilwarrior2494
    It’s sweltering hot in Texas where I live and this is exactly why I add electrolytes to my water when I’ve sweated a bunch, and I tell people to mix a bit of salt in a small cup of water and to not over drink the water as well. This needs to be like a PSA by the government in every state and county, everyone should be educated on this. I can’t even drink an entire bottle of water after being dehydrated, I feel sick in my stomach. So I make sure to get my sodium levels up.
  • @hungtheheroluu
    My condolences do Ashley's loved ones. May she rest in peace. Even though I'm not a medical professional (and it is my responsibility that obliges me to mention it), my advice would be to definitely stay hydrated, but drink at least one bottle or glass of water when you feel thirsty, especially on a hot day or after exercising. I would encourage you to do your research on how much water you should drink a day.
  • This is so very sad! It's something that we don't hear about very often. Deepest sympathies to her family.
  • @Mami-Florida
    My condolences goes out to her family and kids 😢
  • @monke3786
    it’s crazy how many people don’t know that it can be dangerous to drink too much water in a short period of time
  • @calvintam2
    So sad that this happened to such a young, healthy woman. This proves that the human body is a very fragile living organism. And that’s why it’s important to know how much of good thing is too much. RIP and must be so hard for her kids and husband.