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8-year-old girl dies while trying to make her brother laugh by putting balloon over her head

By Mason White 10:38 AM March 10, 2016
Jaina Vue McGloghlon 

By: Mahesh Sarin
(Scroll down for video) A little girl suffocated while trying to make her younger brother laugh by placing a balloon over her head, police in Oregon said.

8-year-old Jaina Vue McGloghlon of Portland, took one of the balloons used at her father’s birthday party and placed it over her head in an attempt to make her younger brother laugh.

However, she inhaled helium instead of oxygen, and lost consciousness.

The girl’s father Mike, did CPR before paramedics took over, but they could not revive her.

According to the medical examiner’s office, Jaina was trying to make her laugh younger brother laugh by placing the balloon over her head, but was inhaling helium and could not get enough oxygen, causing her to lose consciousness.

The balloons were for the birthday party of her father, her mother wrote, and Jaina, who wanted to plan the party, had asked for the two of the largest balloons to be left in her room.

Jaina’s death has been ruled an accident.