Man Chokes To Death During Donut Challenge — The Same Day Sorority Girl Dies From Pancake Eating Contest
This is tough.
Food challenges have resulted in tragedy over the past week when two separate eating competitions led to the choking deaths of ill-fated participants.
A sorority girl at Sacred Heart University died on Sunday after choking on a pancake during a Greek life event on campus.
Caitlin Nelson, a junior studying social work at the Connecticut college, had eaten four or five pancakes on Friday when she started shaking uncontrollably and collapsed.
Police say the 20-year-old spit out some pieces of pancake, but was unresponsive and not breathing when they arrived on the scene. Officers were not successfully able to use the Heimlich maneuver.
The Kappa Delta sorority sister, whose father, James Nelson, was a Port Authority police officer who died on 9/11, was transferred to a New York hospital on Friday in critical but stable condition. She passed away Sunday.
But competitive eating had another victim to claim on Sunday — a 42-year-old Colorado man who choked to death devouring