My concern is, this is not the first bug eating contest ever done, and I've been to other eating contests. There are ALWAYS emergency personnel standing by, and most communities see it as a PR opp for EMS to be on the scene, in case something goes wrong. The first thing I noticed, was the absence of such personnel. I understand that waivers were signed, but surely one has a reasonable expectation of safety when going out. I understand that none of the participants were "forced" to do this. I also understand that everyone was very aware of the possibility of massive vomiting, and event staff even joked about the potential copious vomiting to expect, hence the giant buckets reserved purely for such instances.
ANYTIME a person vomits, there is a risk of aspiration(Vomit entering lungs). This is allegedly how the "winner" of the contest passed away. If this is what happened, it's a tragic lesson to be learned. But equally tragic, is how business continued at Ben Siegel's the following day, as if completely oblivious to it. No mention of anything related to the contest or death in the papers, on the news, on the web, NOTHING. I posted the above video on Ben Siegel's Facebook page, and it was promptly removed. All questions regarding the "winners" of the contest are being ignored, or removed.
Can someone find out what the hell is going on please? Thanks.