A 9-year-old boy has died in hospital after accidentally hanging himself in a tragic prank.
Tyler James Wade was rushed to Mary Bridge Children's Hospital in Tacoma after friends found him hanging from a tree by a scarf.
An investigation by police found he had been playing with friends, who had gone inside one of their houses before the incident.
Accident: Tyler Wade, nine, pictured with an unknown woman, died in a Tacoma hospital after hanging himself from a tree in a prank that went wrong
When they returned outside, he was caught up in the scarf.
Kitsap County Sheriff's Office spokesman Scott Wilson told the Kitsap Sun: 'The youngster appears to have been engaged in trying to stage a prank.
'It was an unintended accident.'
The youngster had been with his friends on October 16 when the accident happened and he died three days later in hospital.
Tyler's former school, Sidney Glen Elementary, is staging a memorial service on Saturday.
Tragic: Tyler had been playing with friends and is believed to have tried to stage the prank after they went inside a house. He died on October 19 at Mary Bridge Children's Hospital in Tacoma
Principal Jason Shdo described him as having an 'engaging, creative' personality.
He told the newspaper: 'He had a twinkle in his eyes. He was a little bit of a jokester.
'He was very affectionate, with a soft heart.'
Family friends have been staging fundraisers to help pay medical and burial expenses.
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Tags: Boy, accidentally, dies, tragic, planking, prank
Location: Tacoma, Washington, United States (load item map)
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