Man seen on video choking to death after winning hot dog eating contestBy Mason White 7:32 AM October 17, 2013
|The hot dog eating contest|
By: Moses Gold
(Scroll down for video) A man was seen on video choking to death after he won a hot dog eating contest in Romania, according to video uploaded to the Internet.
The man, 60, whose name was not released, was participating in the Fomila Plescoi hot dog eating contest.
After about four minutes into the eating contest, screams are heard as a group of people surrounded the choking victim.
Eventually, the man lost consciousness. Doctors said that he could have been saved if someone had performed the Heimlich maneuver when he started choking. Paramedics were trying to revive the patient, but were unsuccessful.
The contest was named Fomila after a fairy tale character known for always being hungry.
The International Federation of Competitive Eating, which was not involved in the contest, has strict rules to prevent such incidents.
According to their safety regulations, all food competitions must have an emergency medical technician on call.