Dry ice can really deliver an amazing look if utilized the right way. Unfortunately, a Russian Instagram influencer threw a big birthday party over the weekend and didn’t understand the hazards associated with dry ice.
Yekaterina Didenko’s birthday party took a horrible turn when over 50 pounds of dry ice was poured into a pool to create a stunning “visual effect,” leaving three dead and at least four injured.
Didenko’s husband, Valentin Didenko, unloaded the dry ice to impress guests with the smokey vapor but when he jumped in to cool down after a steamy sauna session, he stopped breathing and was rushed to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. Two other guests were pronounced dead at the scene as well.
The Russian Investigative Committee has reportedly opened a criminal case into the incident and some are questioning if it was really just dry ice in the pool.