She was from Clark, New Jersey, and was majoring in social work at the Catholic school in Fairfield. Police say Caitlin Nelson died at a New York City hospital on Sunday, three days after participating in the contest at Sacred Heart University.
— A pancake-eating contest at Sacred Heart University ended in tragedy. HARTFORD, Conn.
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She was moved to a New York hospital on Friday. Fairfield police say nursing students and first responders performed lifesaving measures, and Nelson was taken to a hospital in critical condition.
Students remembered Nelson during a candlelight vigil on campus Sunday.
Her father, James, was a Port Authority police officer who died on 9-11.
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A 20-year-old student whose father was killed in the Sept. 11 attacks died after choking during what was supposed to be a light-hearted event.
Officials say the contest was part of a fraternities and sororities event.
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