Food ABUSE / MIS-USE proved fatal

for this daredevil…Dude likely wasn’t even hungry [a requirement for eating]

A 41-year-old man died after participating in a taco eating contest at a Fresno Grizzlies game Tuesday night, officials said.
The Fresno County Coroner’s Office told the Fresno Bee that Dana Hutchings was rushed to a nearby hospital but died on arrival.
Fans told the Bee the man collapsed to the ground in the middle of the contest, and EMTs attempted CPR and the Heimlich maneuver before the ambulance arrived. It is unclear how many tacos he had eaten.

Do you have an article to link to this, what was the cause of death?

An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday, though it could take up to a month for a final determination to be made, coroner’s spokesman Tony Botti said.

Emergency staff at the hospital did clear food from Hutchings’ throat, Botti said, and preliminary indications are that he died of choking.


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