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4th Child's Death Blamed on TikTok Challenge

Latest is a 12-year-old boy in Oklahoma

(Newser) - A 12-year-old boy has died in Oklahoma after reportedly taking part in a TikTok challenge in which participants choke themselves until they pass out. Police officers were called just before midnight Monday to an apartment building in Bethany, where they found the boy unconscious and not breathing, with ligature marks...

Cheerleader Jumps Off Float, Saves Choking Toddler

2-year-old Clarke's face was 'super red,' then purple, teen hero Tyra Winters says

(Newser) - One minute Tyra Winters was celebrating homecoming at Rockwall High School. The next thing thing the Texas teen knew, she was being called a hero. Tyra, 17, was riding on a parade float Sept. 18 with her fellow cheerleaders and the school football team when she heard people saying that...

Deputy Pulls Over a Car And Saves a Newborn's Life

Hero had pulled over a speeder rushing to the hospital

(Newser) - A body cam worn by a South Carolina sheriff's deputy captured his dramatic efforts to save the life of a 12-day-old girl who had stopped breathing after choking. He succeeded, Fox News reports, and the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office has praised South Carolina Deputy W. Kimbro as a...

Chick-fil-A Worker Jumps Out Drive-Thru Window in Heroic Save

Logan Simmons took what he thought was quickest way out to help a choking child

(Newser) - He went to work ready to serve up chicken sandwiches; he left work a hero. Logan Simmons, a 19-year-old Chick-fil-A employee in Hall County, Ga., went to work on Wednesday just like any other day—except it didn't turn out to be like any other day. Simmons, who was...

Croissant Eating Contest Turns Deadly for Ex-Boxer

Mario Melo of Argentina choked to death at 56

(Newser) - A former boxer has choked to death during a televised croissant eating contest in Argentina. The death of 56-year-old Mario Melo was announced by his sister Monday. Per the AP , Aida Melo told the local TN television channel that she was watching as her brother collapsed behind the contest's...

125-Pound Woman Chokes Out Bouncer by Mistake: Cops

Kierah LaGrave apparently thought he had grabbed her butt

(Newser) - In a slight case of mistaken identity—and strangulation—a woman allegedly assaulted a nightclub bouncer she wrongly believed had grabbed her buttocks, the AP reports. Kierah LaGrave was arrested Thursday in Plattsburgh, New York, on second-degree strangulation charges after the alleged victim reported the assault on Oct. 20. Police...

She 'Chipmunked' Pancakes and Died. Now, a Lawsuit

Mom of college student Caitlin Nelson sues Sacred Heart University after eating contest death

(Newser) - It was supposed to be a goofy competition, but it ended with the choking death of a college student. Now the mom of 20-year-old Caitlin Nelson, who died in April 2017 after wolfing down a handful of pancakes in an eating contest, is suing Sacred Heart University, claiming the college...

Bodybuilder Dallas McCarver Dead From Choking: Report
Bodybuilder's Last Words
to GF: 'I Love You. Goodbye.'
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Bodybuilder's Last Words to GF: 'I Love You. Goodbye.'

Dallas McCarver, aka 'Big Country,' has died at 26, apparently from choking on food

(Newser) - Champion bodybuilder Dallas "Big Country" McCarver is dead after apparently choking on food, TMZ reports. A friend found the 26-year-old unconscious at his Florida home just after midnight on Tuesday, per McCarver's girlfriend, the WWE star Dana Brooke. She says she spoke to McCarver shortly before he died...

Mobb Deep's Prodigy Choked to Death, Says Coroner

Rapper had been hospitalized for sickle cell anemia complications in Vegas

(Newser) - An update on the June death of Mobb Deep's Prodigy: Per TMZ , the Clark County Medical Examiner in Nevada has determined the rap artist, whose real name was Albert Johnson, died after accidentally choking. The site had reported right after his death that the 42-year-old had choked on an...

'Odd Retching' Noise, Then a Mom's Panic

Her 10-year-old daughter had swallowed a piece of her fidget spinner toy

(Newser) - Fidget spinners, the hottest toy on the market, may also pose a serious choking risk. So says a mother in a Facebook post that's gone viral with more than 710,000 shares after her 10-year-old daughter swallowed one of the toy's weighted bearings. Kelly Rose Joniec, a Houston-area...

Woman Tracks Down Stranger Who Saved Son
Woman Tracks Down
Stranger Who Saved Son
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Woman Tracks Down Stranger Who Saved Son

He stopped boy from choking in Chicago Subway

(Newser) - It took days of trying, but Chicago mom Mary Graham was able to track down the stranger who saved her son's life in a Subway and took off before she could thank him. Indiana man Patrick Kissane was a customer in the restaurant Tuesday night when Graham's 2-year-old...

He Raced to Eat a Massive Doughnut, and It Killed Him

Travis Malouff reportedly tried to eat giant sweet in less than 80 seconds in Denver

(Newser) - Competitive eating has taken another awful turn, this time in Colorado. Last week a Connecticut college student whose dad died on 9/11 apparently choked to death during a pancake-eating contest , and early Sunday, a 42-year-old man suffered the same fate while scarfing down a giant doughnut, KUSA reports. Witnesses say...

Lawyer Forced to Eat Chicken With Hands Sues

Paul Newton Jr. says lack of knife made him choke

(Newser) - A lawyer in Gulfport, Miss., says he choked on a piece of chicken and it's all Popeyes fault. Paul Newton Jr. says he was served a plastic spork, rather than a knife, with his chicken meal at a Popeyes drive-thru on Nov. 1, 2015, and was therefore forced to...

Woman Who Says Spitzer Choked Her Arrested: Cops

Svetlana Zakharova allegedly said she'd 'ruin his life' if ex-NY governor didn't pay up

(Newser) - A young Russian woman who put former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer back in the tabloid headlines last winter when she told doctors he had choked her at a Manhattan hotel has been arrested for trying to extort money from him, police say. Svetlana Zakharova, 26, was arrested Monday night...

Man Gets 25 Years in Prom Date's Death

He admitted to choking her during rough sex

(Newser) - A 20-year-old Houston man was sentenced to 25 years in prison Wednesday after he woke up to find his prom date dead back in 2014, KHOU reports. Eddie Herrera admitted to choking 17-year-old Jackie Gomez during rough—but consensual—sex in a hotel room after the prom. According to the...

Girl, 11, Dies After Choking on Marshmallow at Birthday Party

She was unconscious for nearly a week

(Newser) - An 11-year-old Massachusetts girl died early Friday after choking on a marshmallow at a friend's birthday party, NBC 10 News reports. According to WCVB , Iris Estabrooks dropped off her daughter Azriel at the party in Somerset last Saturday. An hour later, she got a call that Azriel was unconscious....

Woman Wakes Up One Day, Can't Swallow


 Rare Disorder 
 Keeps Woman 
 From Swallowing 
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Rare Disorder Keeps Woman From Swallowing

Samantha Anderson initially told it was stress

(Newser) - Samantha Anderson figured she had a work-packed weekend ahead when something happened at breakfast: The then-39-year-old couldn't swallow a single bite. "I went to swallow and I couldn’t," says the Australian jewelry maker. "It didn’t happen. I choked." The mother of three dismissed...

Jian Ghomeshi Not Guilty of Sexual Assault

Ontario judge says 3 complainants were 'less than ... forthcoming'

(Newser) - Ex-CBC broadcaster Jian Ghomeshi on Thursday wrapped up the first of two sexual-assault trials he faces, and the verdict came back not guilty, the Globe and Mail reports. An Ontario judge issued the ruling, clearing Ghomeshi of four counts of sexual assault and one count of overcoming resistance by choking...

Colo. 13-Year-Old Latest Victim of 'Choking Game'

Memphis Burgess' parents hope to raise awareness about dangerous activity

(Newser) - Whether it's called "suffocation roulette," "cloud nine," or simply the "choking game," it's a dangerous activity that's been around for millennia, the Washington Post notes—and it's just resulted in another teen death. Memphis Burgess, a 13-year-old from Colorado Springs,...

Officer Saves Choking Woman Who Ran Red Light

He performed the Heimlich maneuver and dislodged sausage and biscuit

(Newser) - It's not every day people are thankful for being pulled over for running a red light, but for one woman choking on a sausage biscuit, the stop likely saved her life. Kalamazoo Public Safety Officer Jason Gates, meanwhile, says he was just doing his job. After he pulled the...

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