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.

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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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