The act is sometimes refered to as “the choking game.”

Schenck said it was an intentional act turned into a tragic accident, and there was no evidence whatsoever of suicide.

Officials believe the incident occurred sometime Friday evening at a home owned by his father, Tom, near the Middle Loup River east of St. Paul. Dinsdale was alone at the time.

Friends found him at about 11:15 a.m. Saturday, and an autopsy was performed on Sunday.

Drugs and alcohol were not involved, Schenck said.

This story will be updated.

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