20-Year-Old Livestreams Suicide AttemptS

The Daily Dot outlines a horrific series of events that ended with a 20-year-old attempting suicide on internet livestream.

An unidentified 4chan user (obviously 4chan) announced last night that he wanted to commit suicide, and would do so in front of a camera. A different 4chan user quickly volunteered to set up the group video chatroom.

"As an oldfag who's been on 4chan since 2004, I thought I would finally give back to the community," the 4chan user wrote, according to The Daily Dot. "I am willing to an hero on cam for you all."

The term "an hero" is 4chan-speak for committing suicide.

In front of 200 viewers (the maximum allowed in the chatroom), the young man ingested a bottle of unidentified pills and drank vodka, before lighting a small fire in the corner of his room and crawling under his bed. The camera kept running until firefighters arrived and pulled the young man out from under his bed.

The video can still be seen, in its entirety, on Liveleak. There are conflicting reports whether the user truly survived the suicide attempt, with some 4Chan users identifying him as a student at the University of Guelph in Canada where a fire was reported last night. The injured student survived the incident.