Man dies at US hot dog eating contest (11)

News.com.au 2014.07.08 20:38
AAP AN Independence Day hot dog eating contest in South Dakota has turned tragic, with a contestant choking to death. SPEED-EATING competitions are popular over the Fourth of July weekend. Walter Eagle Tail, 47, of Custer, died in hospital on Thursday after attempts to save him at the scene failed, Custer County Sheriff Rick Wheeler told the Rapid City Journal.
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