On Thursday morning, a Sydney teenager fell from a Gold Coast balcony and died.
Just hours before his death, a friend of Bidgood said “this is the beginning of the end for Hamish Bidgood” in a Snapchat video which has since been deleted.
“I’m absolutely gutted,” one of Bidgood’s friends later said. “He was such a great kid.”
According to the Daily Telegraph, witnesses believe Bidgood had been ingesting nitrous oxide (also known as ‘nangs’) before he fell to his death.
However, a Queensland Police spokesperson has said Bidgood’s death was not being treated as suspicious.
As reported by The Daily Telegraph, MDMA and nangs are some of the most popular drugs of choice at Schoolies this year.
What are nangs?
Nang is a slang word used for the metal cylinders used in whipped cream siphons.
Also known as whippets or bulbs, nangs generally contain around eight grams of nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas.
In a single session, the average number of bulbs used ranges from two to six. The result is an intense but short high.
In 2016, the Global Drug Survey found that nangs were the seventh most popular drug in the world excluding caffeine, alcohol and tobacco.
And in Australia, canisters are readily available in packs of 10 for $10 in corner stores.
According to the Daily Telegraph, nangs are even available online, with some sellers promising 24/7 delivery of the bulbs.