20-year-old daughter of 9/11 victim dies after choking during pancake-eating contest

Caitlin Nelson, a college student whose father was killed in the 9/11 attacks died after choking on her food during a pancake-eating competition.

According to witnesses, the 20-year-old from New Jersey started choking during the contest last Thursday, March 30th, after eating about four or five pancakes.

Two nursing students immediately began to save her. They were joined by police officers and paramedics who scrambled to save her. She was rushed to a hospital in Bridgeport in critical but stable condition and transferred to New York on Friday.

Fairfield police lieutenant Bob Kalamaras, who confirmed the incident said: ‘It was a tragic event that started out as something fun,”

Nelson’s father, James Nelson, a Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police officer was killed in the September 11 attacks, while trying to rescue people trapped in the World Trade Centre.

Source: Evening Standard

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