After several hours, when he had not moved some viewers finally notified the site's moderator, who then called the police.
The boy's sister said: "They got hits, they got viewers, nothing happened for hours."
It is unclear how many people watched the suicide unfold. Some reports suggest that some viewers thought it was a hoax.
The last transmission from the webcam is of a police officer bursting into Abraham Biggs's room, when he discovers his body and then he places his hand over the camera.
Nov 21, 2008
A Florida teen broadcast his suicide live on the web. From the BBC: