1. Tragic festival death
Georgina Bartter a 19-year old student from Sydney has died at a festival, Harbourlife, over the weekend after taking what has been reported to be ‘one-and-a-half’ pills.
The 19-year old was unconscious and convulsing at the festival and tragically died from organ failure in hospital after being rushed by ambulance to St Vincent’s Hospital. She was accompanied to hospital by two friends.
A witness reports that the young woman collapsed on the dance floor “She was dancing next to us when she collapsed on the dance floor. I thought she was pretty hammered but then she just dropped to the floor” reports The Daily Mail.
Dr Gordian Fulde, the head of St Vincent’s Emergency Department told News Limited that doctors with “above world class” equipment and expertise worked desperately to save the teenager.
Superintendent Mark Walton, commander of the Sydney City Command told Fairfax Media no one ever knew what was in any drug.
“Young women, young men, they want to know the contents of everything that they eat, they’ll look at food labels, they’ll look at cosmetics, they’re very particular about things, yet some of them – 78 at least yesterday – turned up with the intent to consume some of those products.
“They have no idea what’s contained in them. It’s risky behaviour that we really should be trying to move away from.”