An American teenager has died in a Halloween prank designed to scare his sister.
The New York Daily News reports that Jordan Morlan, 16, accidentally hanged himself with a noose his family had in their front yard in Louisville, Kentucky, as a Halloween decoration.
Jordan, who had had ambitions to become a marine, went into a coma and died early on Monday following the accident.
His heartbroken mother, Ginger Rodriguez, said she was doing the washing in the laundry when her daughter discovered Jordan hanging from a tree and not moving.
Paramedics transferred Jordan to hospital where he was put on life support, the New York Daily News said. About 12 hours later he died of organ failure.
Investigators deemed his death accidental.