Student chokes, dies at pancake-eating contest

2017-04-03 23:01
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Hartford - A 20-year-old Connecticut college student whose father was killed in the September 11 attacks has died after choking during a pancake-eating contest.

Police say Caitlin Nelson died at a New York City hospital, three days after participating in the contest at the Sacred Heart University. She was from Clark, New Jersey and was majoring in social work at the Catholic school in Fairfield.

Officials say the contest was part of a fraternities and sororities event.

Fairfield police say nursing students and first responders performed lifesaving measures and Nelson was taken to a hospital in critical condition. She was later moved to a New York hospital where she died.

Her father, James, was a Port Authority police officer who died on 9/11.

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