They say what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. But technically the Hoover Dam is just outside Las Vegas near Boulder City on the Arizona-Nevada border, so we can share this completely insane story with you.
Here it is: Arron Hughes, 28, from the UK, was arrested for swimming across the Hoover Dam, making him the first person to survive doing so, thanks to some amazing luck and potentially a lot of alcohol.
The city of Las Vegas is the ultimate bachelor party destination.
via: GettySo you'd think by now that the people of Las Vegas would have seen, well, everything.
Unfortunately, that wasn't the case.
via: GettyThe Hoover Dam is over 700 feet long and no one has ever survived a swim in its murky waters. In fact, 275 people have reportedly died in them within the last ten years.
This fact, as well as basically every other fact, was largely unknown to 28-year-old Arron Hughes after his 37-hour bender in Vegas.
via: FacebookHe was in Las Vegas for a friend's bachelor party, and after over a full day of partying, decided it was hot, and he'd like to go for a swim.
But instead of taking to the hotel pool, he decided to rough it a bit.
via: FacebookChoosing to instead tackle the dangerous waterway in front of the Hoover Dam. A swim that took him 30 minutes and left him feeling "knackered".
The man, who works back in the UK as a forklift driver, was subsequently arrested.
via: FacebookBut not before making history as the first man to accomplish this feat without dying horribly. But his story definitely wasn't over yet...