200 People Watched Live Online Feed of Canadian Student Light Himself on Fire in Suicide Attempt

by Techvibes NewsDesk

A Canadian post-secondary student life-streamed a suicide attempt this weekend.

200 viewers watched the feed on a 4chan forum, according to the Daily Dot.

The live feed saw the University of Guelph student consume a combination of vodka and unidentified pills. The male student then used a toaster to start a small fire in his dorm room.

The 20-year-old student was later rescued by a group of firemen, according to CBC news, roughly two hours after the live feed started. He sustained serious but not life-threatening injuries.

Some members of the 4chan forum watching the event unfold encouraged the student, known as "Stephen," to commit suicide, suggesting alternative ways to end his life while on video.

Here's what Stephen wrote in advance of his live feed:

This is it. Tonight I will be ending my own life. I’ve been spending the last hour making the preparations and I’m ready to go through with it. As an oldfag [longtime member] who’s been on 4chan since 2004, I thought I would finally give back to the community in the best way possible: I am willing to an hero [commit suicide] on cam for you all. All that I request is for you guys to link me to a site where I am able to stream it for you guys, then I will gladly fulfill my promise.

While the video is currently still viewable online, the university is requesting that no one share the content.

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