Boy may have died from 'choking game'

Boy may have died from 'choking game'

There are 13 comments on the Durango Herald story from Apr 19, 2008, titled Boy may have died from 'choking game'. In it, Durango Herald reports that:

“I don't believe a 12-year-old understands that this is a really, really dangerous thing to do”

A Miller Middle School student appears to have died accidentally Sunday evening at his home southwest of Bayfield as a result of a "choking game." Preliminary autopsy results indicate that Josh Swaggerty, 12, ... via Durango Herald

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Kielie Sandoval

Denver, CO

#1 Apr 21, 2008
I Love you and miss u josh Swaggerty. R.I.P
Mary Janssen

Denver, CO

#2 Apr 23, 2008
I'm so sorry.
miss selena v


#3 Apr 23, 2008
Loved u so much and ill miss u!

Durango, CO

#4 Aug 26, 2008
I miss you little guy!
u were verrry full of life and derserved to live for so much more! i love you swaggs and will see you and craig in the sky someday!
i love you=]
Billy Craig

Cheyenne, WY

#5 Sep 8, 2008
I cant believe your gone. We miss you so much and cant wait to see you again. You desearved moer than wht you got. Love you man. RIP #42
A Friend

Durango, CO

#6 Oct 4, 2008
I'll miss you so much Josh!! Even though I didn't know you very long and we weren't very close, it's been hard going on without you. You were like the sun, always so happy instantly making everyone around you happy!! I love you, wish you were still here!!
My life with out you

Durango, CO

#7 Feb 9, 2009
Josh, you made me laugh when I cried,
i never thought that i would see the day you died
I miss every part of you
you made the sky brighter every time it saw you
I miss you more than from the sun to the moon
i really hope to see you soon
you were a true role model to every age
and now everthing is just an empty page
i can't bring you back
now everyone see's the world as balck
i love you buddy
now i am lost in a puddle so muddy
see you soon

Albuquerque, NM

#8 Feb 18, 2009
I choked my chicken once, and it almost caused death on that certain part of the body too.
lisa hunt

Brazil, IN

#9 Apr 10, 2009
I miss you Josh you was awesome every one loved you. You was so full of life.

Albuquerque, NM

#10 Apr 11, 2009
Joey wrote:
I choked my chicken once, and it almost caused death on that certain part of the body too.
Did it go into convulsions after it almost died?

Parker, CO

#11 Sep 18, 2009
I never knew you but ive heard SO many amazing things about you. I really wish i could have met you. Maybe one day soon i will, but who know. I hope your having an amazing time in heaven.
A friend

Durango, CO

#12 Sep 5, 2011
It's been a while since anyone has been here it seems. A few years have passed I hope your doing well up there Josh. Like I said before we weren't close but I have fond memories of you. I was just thinking about you. I miss you! <3

Eagar, AZ

#14 Mar 11, 2013
Wow it's been 5 years joshy.. I can't believe it.. I remember sitting with our classmates the day everyone found out, the weight of the sadness that overcame our community was overbearing. I still hear you voice.. The words you spoke on your voicemail, " You've reached josh swaggerty's phone, please leave a message after (pause) the tone" I can't tell you how many times I called your phone just thinking maybe, maybe you might answer one of those times.. I look back now and realize how little all of us were, how innocent and unknowing. We hadn't even experience life yet, i honestly believe that we couldnt even understand what has happened, you weren't gonna come back.. our little baby minds couldnt fully process it. One of the things that made me the saddest was knowing you weren't going to experience all of the things everybody else.. Getting a license, first cars, high school, teenager mistakes, the stress of senior year, and one day getting married and having kids and growing old.. I hope your watching though.. I hope your enjoying seeing everyone grow up and make mistakes and I hope your proud of everyone, the way they pulled through.. Your so missed josh. We all love you little VNR sausage.

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