Published: Sep 26, 2010 8:10 PM EDT
Updated: Sep 26, 2010 5:10 PM EDT

DANIA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a South Florida man who bet $50 that he could swim across a canal behind his house drowned while attempting the feat.
      
The Broward County Sheriff's Office said in a press release that Timothy Jordan of Dania Beach had been celebrating his birthday when he announced the bet. He would have turned 46 on Tuesday.

Deputies say Jordan was drunk when he stripped down to his boxer shorts and jumped into the canal. He made it about halfway across when he started struggling.
      
Divers recovered his body just after 4 a.m.