Teenage Girl Dies After Inhaling Helium at Party

Teenage Girl Dies After Inhaling Helium at Party

February 23, 2012 Updated Feb 23, 2012 at 3:22 PM EDT

According to the Medford (Ore.) Mail Tribune, a 14-year-old Oregon girl died Saturday after inhaling large amounts of helium from a canister at a party.

Police said those at the party had been consuming alcohol, smoking marijuana and inhaling helium.

According to a news release from the Medford Police Department, an autopsy said the girl's cause of death was: "traumatic helium gas and air embolism due to inhalation of helium gas mixture from a pressurized canister."

Read the Mail Tribune story HERE.

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