February 28, 2024

Teenager dies after taking substance at music festival

A TEENAGER has died after allegedly taking a substance at the Indiependence music festival.

The patient was rushed to Cork University Hospital on Friday where he was described as being in a critical condition. He was put on life support yesterday, but died this afternoon.

The young man, who was originally from neighbouring Tipperary, had initially presented himself to medical staff at the event.

On Saturday night festival promoters issued a “welfare warning” in which they urged attendees not to take anything they are not sure about.

A statement posted on social media said: “We have reports of a bad batch of something in the campsite, do not consume any substances that you are unsure about, it has the potential to make you very sick.”


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