According to international media, The 60-year-old took part in a lamington (Australia’s national cake) and pie eating competition in the coastal city of Hervey Bay, in the state of Queensland to celebrate the country’s national day.
The woman had been eating a lamington which is a type of sponge cake coated with chocolate and coconut when she had a seizure and choked.
The bar’s staff rushed over and performed Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) until paramedics arrived to take the woman to Hervey Bay Hospital, where she later died.
The management and staff of the Beach House Hotel have also offered condolences to the friends and family of the deceased woman in a Facebook post.
“The management and staff of the Beach House Hotel offer our deepest condolences to the friends and family of one of our patrons following the tragic event at our venue on Australia Day.”
They wrote “We acknowledge and thank our supportive patrons, staff, and the Queensland Ambulance Service for their prompt and professional response while this tragic incident was unfolding.”
“The hotel staff have been offered professional support while our thoughts firmly remain with the family at this challenging time.”
27th January 2020The management and staff of the Beach House Hotel offer our deepest condolences to the friends and…
Gepostet von Beach House Hotel Hervey Bay am Sonntag, 26. Januar 2020
Australia National Day also known as Australia Day is celebrated on January 26 each year and commemorates the first landing in Australia by Captain Arthur Phillip.
Admiral Arthur Phillip was a Royal Navy officer and the first Governor of New South Wales who led the British settlement and colonization of Australia.
Australia day is a public holiday typically celebrated with parades, fireworks and food festivals around the country.