The afflicted father speaks after his 18-year-old son accidentally hanged himself during sex

Alex Veilleux, upstairs, accidentally hanged himself in his family's garage in Maine last week after attempting a dangerous sexual act

A grieving parent has issued a warning to others after his 18-year-old son was hanged while attempting a dangerous sexual act.

John Veilleux was surprised to find his son Alex hanging from a beam in the family garage in Mount Vernon, Maine last week, with his clothes piled on the floor.

"There he was," Veilleux told WGME. Only disbelief.

Veilleux cut him and performed CPR, but could not save Alex's life.

Alex Veilleux, upstairs, accidentally hanged himself in his family's garage in Maine last week after attempting a dangerous sexual act

John Veilleux, above, has issued a warning about self-suffocating erotic

John Veilleux, above, has issued a warning about self-suffocating erotic

John Veilleux, on the right, has issued a warning to others after he found his son Alex, left, hanging in the family garage in Maine last week after the 18-year-old attempted a sexual act dangerous

Initially, Veilleux thought that Alex, who had recently graduated from high school and who planned to join the Air Force, had committed suicide, but his Internet story later revealed that he had been looking for information on autoerotic asphyxia.

Initially, Veilleux thought that Alex, who had recently graduated from high school and who planned to join the Air Force, had committed suicide, but his Internet story later revealed that he had been looking for information on autoerotic asphyxia.

Initially, Veilleux thought that Alex, who had recently graduated from high school and who planned to join the Air Force, had committed suicide, but his Internet story later revealed that he had been looking for information on autoerotic asphyxia.

The 18-year-old had recently graduated from college and had plans to join the Air Force, Veilleux said, adding: "I do not think there's a day in Alex's life where he did not laugh or smile." .

The father's first thought was that his son had committed suicide, but the researchers looked into Alex's Internet history and discovered that he had been looking for information on autoerotic asphyxia.

"They opened it and it opened on the page of the website that shows how to do it," Veilleux said of the dangerous practice, which refers to the act of strangling or choking to increase sexual arousal.

"I could not understand why I would do it," he continued. "I think he felt he would have control and that he could experience this, this utopia or whatever, this moment of euphoria and he would be ready and could descend the ladder, but he succumbed to fainting and was not able to wake up."

Veilleux showed the garage to the local television station where his son accidentally hung himself in an effort to warn others about the dangers of autoerotic asphyxia.

Veilleux showed the garage to the local television station where his son accidentally hung himself in an effort to warn others about the dangers of autoerotic asphyxia.

The beam where Alex hung up is shown above

The beam where Alex hung up is shown above

Veilleux showed the garage to the local television station where his son accidentally hung himself in an effort to warn others about the dangers of autoerotic asphyxia.

Father and son are photographed together on a family trip to Universal Studios in Orlando

Father and son are photographed together on a family trip to Universal Studios in Orlando

Father and son are photographed together on a family trip to Universal Studios in Orlando

Veilleux decided to talk about his heartbreaking experience in the hope of preventing others from having to go through it.

"We try our best to teach our children the dangers of drugs and alcohol and reckless driving and teen pregnancy and all these things, but this was a new one for me," he said.

I've never heard of that. If we had done it, Alex would be with us today because he and I would have talked about it. We talk about everything ".

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