11-Year-Old Hangs Himself in Failed YouTube-Inspired 'Prank'

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A Georgia mother says her son mimicked a "hang myself" prank video on YouTube and accidentally killed himself.

Stokes said they told her he wasn't breathing, and she ran to cut him down and call 911. (The boy's three siblings watched as he attempted the "prank" while their mother made breakfast, WSB-TV also reports.) While it's not clear if a specific video motivated the boy, a quick YouTube search turns up several examples of graphic and disturbing hanging "prank videos".

Cantenecia Stokes (right), of East Point, Georgia, found Aundreis Bass (left), her eldest child, hanging from a rope inside a closet in his bedroom.

Aundreis Bass died four days later at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

"I just don't want nobody else to have to suffer what I went through", Stokes said.

"He panicked, and he was trying to take himself out, and he didn't know if you pull you're only worsening, it's tightening", Stokes told the news station.

Aundreis, who loved basketball, music and drawing, tried to free himself from the rope, according to his mother.

Now Stokes wants other parents to take action and to know what their children on viewing on the internet.