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A contestant of the Taco Eating competition at the Fresno Grizzlies minor league game died

A man who participated in the taco-eating competition held at the Fresno Grizzlies minor league baseball game died on Tuesday as per the news from the Coroner’s office of Fresno County.

The name of the deceased is Dana Hutchings who was 41 years old. The man was transported from Chukchansi Park located in the downtown area of Fresno to the Community Regional Medical Center.




Hutchings suddenly collapsed in between the 3rd innings of the game played between Grizzlies and Memphis Brides whilst he was in the middle of the aforementioned taco eating competition. The field staff performed both the CPR and the Heimlich maneuver on him before the paramedics made it to the scene. They tried their best to resuscitate him.

Derek Franks, the president of the Fresno Grizzlies said, “We are devastated to announce the news of a fan that received the medical attention on Tuesday’s game has died. We at the Fresno grizzlies extend our deepest condolences and our heartfelt prayers to his family. Security and safety for our fans have always been our top priority. We will also work more closely with the local authorities and will provide them with all the information they need.”

Taco Tuesdays have been a great promotional event for the Grizzlies. Fans can buy 2 dollars tacos, 2 dollars sodas and 2 dollars churros and hen take part in the on-field taco eating competition.

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