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Jul 9, 2014 4:59 AM by Marissa Esquivel

Man dies at hot dog eating contest

CUSTER, S.D. - A hot dog eating contest in South Dakota came to a tragic end when a contestant choked to death.

Walter Eagle Trail, 47, died on Thursday after medics attempted to revive him when he choked from the amount of food that was in his mouth.

The group that held the competition canceled a pie-eating contest scheduled for Friday.

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