Marshmallows are considered to be one of the favorite delicacies of children and adults alike. Who knew something so soft and chewy could be the cause of someone’s death? Natalie Buss, a 37-year-old, choked on marshmallows at a Rugby Club Event and lost her life, as per People.
The incident happened when Welsh Rugby Club, Wales, conducted a marshmallow-eating challenge inside Beddau Rugby Football Club (RFC). As per The Times, Buss died while trying to compete in the challenge of trying to fit as many marshmallows in the mouth as possible.
The first responders were the UK emergency services, and police said to People that they had attended the incident in depth. When inquired about the circumstances leading to her death, they issued a statement to People that read, “At approximately 11 p.m. on Saturday 7 October emergency services were called [to] Beddau Rugby Club where a 37-year-old woman collapsed and died.” RFC later took to Facebook to open up about her untimely death and the post read, “The club and the Beddau community are heartbroken.”
The club also added, “On Saturday night we lost a very dear friend who will be sadly missed. Everybody associated with Beddau RFC and within the community are nothing less than devastated at the weekend’s tragic accident and we struggle to comprehend the sense of loss people are feeling.”
It further added, “This said, we must acknowledge that our loss pales into insignificance in comparison to the loss of a lady who was a wonderful wife, mother and daughter to what was an absolutely tragic turn of events. As a club we send out our sincerest, heartfelt condolences to all the family, the close friends and to all those that this has so badly impacted – you are all in our thoughts today.”
Many local sports clubs also took to the comments section and expressed their views. It shows how she was adored and an active member of the club. Ynysybwl says in the comment section of RFC’s post, “Our thoughts go to Beddau rugby football club and the wider Beddau community at this devastating loss. Condolences and love from everyone associated with Ynysybwl RFC at this significantly sad time.”
Another woman added, “My love and thoughts are with Natalie and her beautiful family. Devastating beyond words.” On October 11, 2023, the RFC club had said that in her honor, a minute’s silence would be observed. They announced via their Facebook Page, “as a mark of respect, a minutes silence will be observed prior to the commencing of all our games on Saturday.” While such accidents can happen, it is crucial to note that one should be careful while submitting to their competitive spirit, as sometimes these accidents can prove to be fatal.