The 10-year-old died at his Glasgow home.
Billy Hughes was found unconscious after apparently becoming entangled in the rope swing.
The tragic incident happened at his home in Balveny Street, Garthamlock at around 9.15pm yesterday.
A Police probe is now underway into the 10-year-old's "unexplained" death.
Police Scotland a post mortem examination is due to be held.
A spokeswoman said: "We received a report of a sudden death of a 10-year-old boy in his garden in Balveny Street in the Garthamlock area of Glasgow at around 9.40pm on Monday April 14.
"A post-mortem examination will take place in due course.
"At this time the death is being treated as unexplained.
"Inquiries are ongoing."