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13-year-old boy dies after choking on hot dog at San Pedro fundraiser

Police are investigating the death of a 13-year-old boy who choked on a hot dog during a fundraising activity at the Boys and Girls Club of San Pedro.

Homicide detectives believe the death of Noah Thomas Akers of San Pedro was an accident, but were conducting an investigation, Los Angeles police Lt. David McGill said.

A family member said the Dana Middle School student was removed from life support on Monday, four days after he choked at the club facility at 1200 S. Cabrillo Ave.

Mike Lansing, executive director at the center, said Noah was among about 120 middle school and elementary school-age children participating in the fundraiser Thursday afternoon to raise money for Haiti relief.

They had organized activities such as a dance contest, a tug-of-war and a game of musical chairs for days and each paid $1 to take part.

Noah had joined 12 other boys and girls in a ho


Added: Feb-9-2010 
By: dankmofo
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Tags: Hotdog, yummie, choke, boy, death
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