College Student Dies Days After Choking During Pancake Eating Contest

A 20-year-old Connecticut college student whose father was killed in the Sept. 11 attacks has died after choking during a pancake-eating contest. Police say Caitlin Nelson died at a New York City hospital on Sunday, three days after participating in the contest at Sacred Heart University. 


She was from Clark, New Jersey, and was majoring in social work at the Catholic school in Fairfield. Fairfield police say nursing students and first responders performed lifesaving measures, and Nelson was taken to a hospital in critical condition. Officials say the contest was part of a fraternities and sororities event.

 
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