A man has died following an eating contest at a minor league baseball game in Fresno, Nevada on Tuesday evening.
The Fresno Grizzlies, the Triple-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals, held a taco eating contest in honor of “Taco Tuesday” last night.
Dana Hutchings, a 41-year-old Fresno man, began choking during the contest. He tragically died after being rushed to the hospital.
“We are devastated to learn that the fan that received medical attention following an event at Tuesday evening’s game has passed away,” the Grizzlies told Deadspin in a statement. “The Fresno Grizzlies extend our heartfelt prayers and condolences to the family of Mr. Hutchings. The safety and security of our fans is our highest priority. We will work closely with local authorities and provide any helpful information that is requested.”
Man taken to hospital after competing in Fresno Grizzlies’ taco eating contest dies https://t.co/LvfFlP9nzE
— Fresno Bee (@FresnoBee) August 14, 2019
There is no official cause of death yet, though an autopsy is being performed today, according to reports.
Our thoughts are with the man’s family and friends.
May he rest in peace.