Skip to comments.Teen Dies After Choking Himself To Get [Head] Rush
Posted on 08/30/2005 7:00:08 AM PDT by OXENinFLA
Teen Used Rope In Game To Pass Out
UPDATED: 8:32 am EDT August 30, 2005
CLINTON, Ohio -- Police say a 16-year-old from northeast Ohio has died from tying a noose around his neck and dropping to his knees to produce a euphoric sensation.
Jeffrey Patton died at Akron Children's Hospital Sunday, five days after hanging himself on a rope swing at a friend's house in nearby Clinton.
A 911 call was made Tuesday by a frantic teen from a home in Clinton. The boy told the operator that his friend, Jeffrey Patton, was unconscious after choking himself with a rope.
Patton had been doing something he had done in the past: playing a game in which the object was to pass out.
New Franklin Police Detective Mike Korach said two teenagers indicated Patton had done this before. Korach said the teens were unaware of what Patton was doing until it was too late.
The Northwest High School student used a rope from a tree fort to choke himself.
"To do this alone is, I think, a difficult thing, so he tried something, was not thought through, and he got himself into something he could not get out of without help," said Jeff's father, Dennis Patton.
Dennis and Tricia Patton want teens to know that life is precious and some risks may cost them their lives.
"The biggest problem is that kids don't think it's going to happen to them and they don't grasp the consequences and they're invincible at that age," said Tricia Patton.
The Pattons said their son was very friendly and easygoing.
They said their faith, family and friends will help them through this ordeal.
Happens all the time, sadly.
That's 7 miles from where I live.
Actually, this is so very sad. Young people can do such stupid things without realizing it. And some pay the ultimate price.
Gene pool improves by one notch. Tragic but incredibly stupid.
Unfortunately, you're right. A friend and I were entering his house in high school only to find his brother freshly passed out on the couch with a buddy hovering over him. They were making each other pass out.
They were surprised when we called them dorks, and told them how unsafe that was.
I heard a story on the Michael Savage show a couple of weeks ago about a teenage girl who died like this too. The parents were devastated.
dumb for sure.
terrible tragedy non the less.
feel bad for the family.
As he had done this a number of times...he also had some issues.
More Lefties should take up that game.
Yep, here's your sign pal!
I have a friend in the FBI who says they have a huge file of investigations along these lines....unfortunately, kids and adults do it all the time. Parents get these kooky ideas that it was some kind of ritual killing or that someone else was involved. Then they bring in an expert who has the awful job of showing the parents (if they persist) the hundreds of other files on kids and adults who do this to themselves......UGH.
PSA: "Yes kids, when cutting off the oxygen to your brain, always make sure you use the buddy system."
Knowing these lefties, they'll try to play Russian Roulette with an automatic, seeing how they're not that knowledgeable about guns.
What happened to playing softball, or football or basketball for a rush???? How about reading a good book for a rush?
How about listening to Rush for a head rush!
Words fail me
Woo-hoo, woo-hoo-hoo.....woo-hoo, woo-hoo-hoo....
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