Let this story of a 24-year-old Louisiana man dying from his cousin’s choke hold serve as a reminder that when someone begins turning blue, it’s probably time to release.
Stephen A. Arceneaux III of Destrehan, La. died Sunday night at a WrestleMania28 viewing party after being choked out by his cousin. Police say Arcenaux was wrestling with his 14-year-old cousin on an inflatable mattress when he got caught in a rear naked choke. The juvenile, who is 5’6″ and 110 pounds — half the weight of the 220-pound Arceneaux — held the choke for 30 to 40 seconds because Arceneaux reportedly refused to tap out.
We’ll let the New Orleans Times-Picayune take it from here:
But at some point, someone noticed that Arceneaux was turning blue and told the youngster to release the hold. When he did, witnesses realized that Arceneaux had stopped breathing and dialed 911, shortly after 10 p.m.
Arceneaux’s girlfriend tried to revive him with CPR. He was transported to St. Charles Parish Hospital, wh...