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Man Chokes to Death at South Dakota Hot Dog Eating Contest
KSTP ^ | 7-8-14 | KSTP

Posted on 07/08/2014 3:30:49 PM PDT by TurboZamboni

A Fourth of July hot dog eating contest in western South Dakota turned deadly when a contestant choked to death.

Walter Eagle Tail, 47, of Custer, died at a hospital Thursday after attempts to save him at the scene failed, Custer County Sheriff Rick Wheeler told the Rapid City Journal.

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TOPICS: Food; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: barney; competition; eating; fail; frank; hotdog
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1 posted on 07/08/2014 3:30:49 PM PDT by TurboZamboni
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To: TurboZamboni

Darwin wins again.


2 posted on 07/08/2014 3:31:41 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: TurboZamboni

Drat. This will probably keep him out of the finals.


3 posted on 07/08/2014 3:32:30 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy ("Harvey Dent, can we trust him?" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBsdV--kLoQ)
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To: TurboZamboni

Choked on his dog?

Not the best title....


4 posted on 07/08/2014 3:32:47 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: TurboZamboni

Weird, just had my CPR and first aid refresher training today.
When they reviewed the Heimlich Maneuver I asked “What if I’m in Walmart and my arms are too short?”


5 posted on 07/08/2014 3:33:05 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Steely Tom

...only if he hasn’t already procreated.


6 posted on 07/08/2014 3:33:17 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: TurboZamboni

gluttony is considered a sin for a reason....


7 posted on 07/08/2014 3:33:21 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: Vendome

Could be worse:

Dies choking on wiener

Hot beef injection kills man


8 posted on 07/08/2014 3:35:14 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: TurboZamboni

He was a nice guy, sad.

From what I read..

Who doesn’t get caught up into the moment

Once and a while..

Some pay,some don’t

Life is fickle or is it fate?

RIP

Pass the plate.


9 posted on 07/08/2014 3:35:30 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: TurboZamboni

They need to have an EMT on site with a Schrader valve to stick in the @ss and a big air reservoir tank to plug in.


10 posted on 07/08/2014 3:35:31 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: TurboZamboni

The hearse.

11 posted on 07/08/2014 3:35:34 PM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Get a running start with a head butt just below the sternum???


12 posted on 07/08/2014 3:36:17 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: TurboZamboni

Leave it to the trained professionals like Joey Chestnut.


13 posted on 07/08/2014 3:36:30 PM PDT by Fair Paul
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To: TurboZamboni

Well that was unfortunate and ironic at the same time.


14 posted on 07/08/2014 3:36:52 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Oliviaforever
Well lets not temp fate.

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15 posted on 07/08/2014 3:38:31 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: EEGator

Yeah, the last one is creative...

LOL...


16 posted on 07/08/2014 3:38:53 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: TurboZamboni
"We are at a loss for words,"

So was he.

17 posted on 07/08/2014 3:39:35 PM PDT by SIDENET
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To: TurboZamboni

His death has a first name its
o-s-c-a-r

His demise has a second name its
m-a-y-e-r

He loved to eat it every day, and if you could ask him why He’ll saaaaaaaay... cuz Oscar Meyer has a way with
choking on their food and ending up D O A!


18 posted on 07/08/2014 3:41:13 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: TurboZamboni

Just another white man conspiracy to eliminate the American Indian.


19 posted on 07/08/2014 3:41:39 PM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: TurboZamboni

Where’s Moonlight Graham when you need him?


20 posted on 07/08/2014 3:42:23 PM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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To: TurboZamboni

Ahh.... I just sit back and marvel at how utterly stupid eating contests are.


21 posted on 07/08/2014 3:43:08 PM PDT by Bullish (You ever notice that liberalism really just amounts to anti-morality?)
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To: TurboZamboni
Joey Chestnut down 68 dogs at the Nathan contest in 2009.


2009 photo

22 posted on 07/08/2014 3:44:16 PM PDT by deport
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To: TurboZamboni

Hoocha,hoocha,hoocha...lobster!

23 posted on 07/08/2014 3:45:30 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: SIDENET

And air.


24 posted on 07/08/2014 3:45:37 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: TurboZamboni

and how soon does a rat present a law to prevent this.................


25 posted on 07/08/2014 3:49:14 PM PDT by PeterPrinciple (Where is your thinking cap? The one you were issued in elementary school.)
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To: TurboZamboni

and how soon does a rat present a law to prevent this.................


26 posted on 07/08/2014 3:50:01 PM PDT by PeterPrinciple (Where is your thinking cap? The one you were issued in elementary school.)
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To: TurboZamboni

Walter Eagle Tail? South Dakota? Sounds like he might have been an Indian.


27 posted on 07/08/2014 3:50:49 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

“When they reviewed the Heimlich Maneuver I asked “What if I’m in Walmart and my arms are too short?””

Shop at Kroger, the women are not near as lard assed.

Was with the ex at an O’Charley’s when she choked on a piece of steak so I pounded her on the back, must say I kind of enjoyed that, ended doing the Heimlich to her and the piece of steak shot at least 6 feet from her mouth. Not one person noticed, no applause, no trophy, no nothing. They had no idea of the great sacrifice I had just made. People are so self-centered they are not even aware of what goes on around them.


28 posted on 07/08/2014 3:52:44 PM PDT by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: TurboZamboni

Weird, this is like the 3rd choking incident I read about this month. When I was in the Boy scouts in the olden days they always told us if the Heimlich maneuver doesn’t work, you were suppose to take a pocket knife or a pen and pop a hole in the persons trachea, do an emergency tracheotomy just to get air into the victims lungs. And I never hear people doing that, even this one I read about a few weeks ago where this kid swallowed a bag of pot that got stuck in this throat and the cops did the maneuver but it didn’t work, so they stood around waiting for the ambulance and by the time the ambulance got there it was too late. I guess they don’t teach that anymore because of lawsuits, but meanwhile people die.


29 posted on 07/08/2014 3:55:16 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: PeterPrinciple
and how soon does a rat present a law to prevent this.................

Good question. Probably soon.

30 posted on 07/08/2014 3:56:20 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: TurboZamboni

Couple of things ..... when it’s your day to die, it’s your day, regardless of whatever medical technology is available. Second, saw the Coney Island contest this year and the thought occurred that some of those folks looked like they were half-choking the food down - I’m surprised no one has choked to death before now. Third - had to do the Heimlich on a friend in December for real and it took about 12 tries before she made the first wheezing sound of air barely getting through .... not something either of us ever want to experience again. It just wasn’t her day to die.


31 posted on 07/08/2014 3:56:30 PM PDT by Qiviut ( One of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation it provides. (W.E. Johns)
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To: deport
I read an interview with him once, and they asked him how does he "recover" after an eating contest, and he said it was "an all night affair". LOL!


32 posted on 07/08/2014 3:57:49 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: LucyT

SoDak ping.


33 posted on 07/08/2014 4:03:41 PM PDT by Rushmore Rocks
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman

“They had no idea of the great sacrifice I had just made.”
There were mixed emotions after,I’m sure.


34 posted on 07/08/2014 4:05:17 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: TurboZamboni

I guess we can assume he wasn’t gay.


35 posted on 07/08/2014 4:12:28 PM PDT by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: TurboZamboni

okay nobody saw the mash where the emergency tracheotomy was done?


36 posted on 07/08/2014 4:20:59 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: TurboZamboni

I think these contests are disgusting. RIP.


37 posted on 07/08/2014 4:34:16 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

to be safe have an assistant at the ready and even have a rope tied to an ankle. at a Wal-mart at fort dodge Iowa any attempt at this would result in complete impale. can’t get this picture out of my mind .


38 posted on 07/08/2014 4:36:47 PM PDT by mt tom
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Dats Phat !


39 posted on 07/08/2014 4:37:35 PM PDT by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: TurboZamboni
Walter Eagle Tail, 47, of Custer, died at a hospital ...

Was that Custer's Last Hotdog Stand?

40 posted on 07/08/2014 4:45:37 PM PDT by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us of Obama's America)
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To: Squantos; Tijeras_Slim

Dang! That’s funny right there...


41 posted on 07/08/2014 4:58:02 PM PDT by MileHi
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To: Rushmore Rocks
Thanks, RR. Poor guy. RIP.

I know I shouldn't laugh, (and not laughing at him) but the comments on this thread are funny.

42 posted on 07/08/2014 5:08:35 PM PDT by LucyT (zer0 is draining & overloading the system in order to get the political change he wants.)
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To: TurboZamboni

Joe: When are the liberals going to ban hot dogs?
Bill: Uh, Joe, have you heard of Michelle Obama’s school lunch program?
Joe: Oh, sorry, I forget they are working on doing so.


43 posted on 07/08/2014 5:27:53 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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To: Vendome

Better then choking on a weiner, Oscar Meyer of course


44 posted on 07/08/2014 5:30:49 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: VanDeKoik

LOL


45 posted on 07/08/2014 5:40:35 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: TurboZamboni

I won’t watch one of these eating contests for fear of seeing someone choke to death. Choking is a big fear of mine.


46 posted on 07/08/2014 5:48:02 PM PDT by Ditter
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I’m afraid of being choked by a clown.


47 posted on 07/08/2014 5:51:05 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: TurboZamboni

I am not crazy about clowns either but my fear of choking comes from being an asthmatic when I was a child.... Not being able to breathe is scarier than clowns.


48 posted on 07/08/2014 5:55:54 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: Ditter

Mine too. I recently overcame a psychological disorder called phagophobia (yes, it’s pronounced fagophobia). It’s a great fear of swallowing, and for several weeks I had trouble swallowing food. I finally went to a doctor for it and he prescribed anti-anxiety medication and I got better. But I will not eat hot dogs. I have heard of too many people either choking or nearly choking on them.


49 posted on 07/08/2014 5:57:21 PM PDT by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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I am glad that you are overcoming your fear, mine is not that serious but it does make me cautious when I eat.


50 posted on 07/08/2014 6:01:54 PM PDT by Ditter
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