Parents speak out about losing child from 'choking game' - NBC12 - WWBT - Richmond, VA News On Your Side

Parents speak out about losing child from 'choking game'

Austin Spicer (Source: Family photo) Austin Spicer (Source: Family photo)

Austin Spicer was a 16-year-old football and wrestling standout, with a full life ahead of him...but on Easter Sunday, after he and his twin brother had enjoyed a week of Spring break, Austin took his own life.

Austin's parents say it was all an accident - part of something called "the choking game" that's growing in popularity with kids. Now they are speaking out to prevent other parents from experiencing the same tragedy.

Copyright 2016 WWBT NBC12. All rights reserved

Report an Error or Submit a Tip to NBC12

  • Have a 12 Investigates news tip?

    Have a news tip you want NBC12 to investigate? Complete the form or send an email to

    * denotes required fields

    We're sorry, but only one entry is allowed per person.
    Thank you for your continued interest.

    Thank you for alerting us to this story.

Powered by Frankly