A young girls has died after suffocating on a birthday balloon in an attempt to suck the helium gas out of it as a prank.
Tributes are flowing for 8-year-old Jaina McGloghoun who attempted to suck the helium gas out of the three foot balloon when tragedy struck.
The Sun reports Jaina became entangled with the party balloon and suffocated.
Reports say the girl had gone to bed after a birthday party at her house in Portland, Oregon, around 9pm.
When her dad went to check on her 20 minutes later he found her lying with the balloon over her head, unresponsive.