Not everyone is Joey Chestnut. 47-year-old Walter Eagle Tail entered a hot dog eating competition on July 3rd in Custer, South Dakota and ending up dying trying to scarf down the barbecue food.
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Walter was one of six contestants and according to RapidCityJournal, he began to choke during the contest. Paramedics came to his side, but weren't able to help him, so Walter was taken by ambulance to the hospital, where he later died. "There was someone doing CPR when we arrived," Custer County Sheriff Rick Wheeler said on Monday. "Basically, he probably just suffocated. It got lodged in his throat and they couldn't get it out.""It all happened within minutes," he added. "I think everybody was pretty well shocked about it."
The death obviously put a damper on the holiday festivities, causing the pie eating contest scheduled for the next day to be cancelled.
Our thoughts are with his family! In case you are wondering who Joey Chestnut is...have a look!