An 8-year-old boy was found hanging in his bedroom after he had a fight with his sister.
Christopher Furniss-Roe, from Pontypool, England, was sent to his room after getting into a fight with his sister over a broken beach bucket.
When his father went to check on him, he saw his son hanging from his bunk bed with a belt around his neck. He quickly performed CPR on his son, but he was unable to save his life. He was rushed to the hospital where he was taken off life support the next day.
The family had no history of child abuse and it is believed that the boy was looking for attention, but accidentally hung himself in the process.
“It was far more probable he was pretending to hang himself to get sympathy and forgiveness. But it all went tragically wrong,” said David Bowen, the coroner who examined the boy’s body.
“A heart-wrenching decision was made to turn that [life support] machine off the following day,” he added.
Photo credit: Wales News Service.