FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A man died shortly after competing in a taco-eating contest at a minor league baseball sport in California, authorities stated Wednesday.
Dana Hutchings, 41, of Fresno, died Tuesday evening shortly after arriving at a hospital, Fresno Sheriff spokesman Tony Botti stated.
An post-mortem on Hutchings will likely be performed Thursday to find out a reason for dying, Botti stated. It was not instantly identified what number of tacos the person had eaten or whether or not he had gained the competition.
Tuesday evening’s competitors allowed amateurs to qualify for Saturday’s World Taco Consuming Championship to be held at Fresno’s annual Taco Truck Throwdown, KFSN-TV reported.
Fresno Grizzlies spokesman Paul Braverman stated in an announcement the consuming contest was not linked to Saturday’s competitors and added “out of respect for the grieving family, we are declining on-camera requests at this time.”
Neither Braverman nor Fresno Grizzlies president Derek Franks, instantly reply to messages from The Related Press.
The staff didn’t reference the incident on any of its social media platforms Wednesday, however an advert for Saturday’s taco-eating competitors remained on its Fb web page.
Throughout the 2018 Taco Consuming Championship in Fresno, skilled eater Geoffrey Esper downed 73 tacos in eight minutes, the tv station reported.
Aggressive-eating contests have turn into main points of interest at festivals and different occasions. Among the many hottest is the annual Nathan’s Well-known July Fourth sizzling canine consuming contest on New York’s Coney Island, the place Joey Chestnut this yr’s champion ate 71. Esper completed third.
This story has corrected the identify of the TV station to KFSN-TV.
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