On Air Now

Upcoming Shows

Program Schedule »

Tune in to Listen

1440 AM Green Bay, WI

Weather

Current Conditions(Green Bay,WI 54303)

More Weather »
43° Feels Like: 37°
Wind: W 12 mph Past 24 hrs - Precip: 0.11”
Current Radar for Zip

Tonight

Rain 40°

Tomorrow

PM Showers 59°

Sat Night

Mostly Clear 34°

Alerts

  • 0 Severe Weather Alerts
  • 0 Cancellations

Autopsy finds winner of roach-eating contest in Florida choked to death

(Reuters) - A Florida man choked to death after eating dozens of roaches and worms last month to win a contest featuring a python as the top prize, according to autopsy results released on Monday.

The Broward County Medical Examiner's Office ruled that 32-year-old Edward Archbold's October 6 death to be accidental and said he died after being deprived of oxygen "due to choking and aspiration of gastric contents."

Lab tests were negative for lethal intoxicating substances and a severe allergic reaction, the medical examiner said.

Archbold collapsed soon after beating out several other contestants who competed for a python in a roach-eating contest at the Ben Siegel Reptile Store in Deerfield Beach, Florida.

No other contestants experienced medical problems following the event, police said.

(Reporting by Colleen Jenkins; Editing by Eric Beech)

Comments