A 21-year-old British man has died after taking a lethal cocktail of drugs whilst at a popular music festival in Croatia.
The man, who has not been named in reports, died the day after the opening night of the Hideout Festival Zrce Beach on the Adriatic island of Pag in the northern part of the Croatian coast. The tourist died on 2nd July but the incident has only just been reported in local media.
The British man was reportedly on his way back to his rented flat in the town of Novalja when he began to feel unwell. He is said to have lost consciousness and fallen before being found by passersby who called the emergency services.
A local resident has been quoted in local media as saying: “They found him in the bushes. He was still breathing, but with difficulty, he was wheezing. It was a terrifying scene. An ambulance came right away, and they did everything they could, but it was too late.”
The young man was transferred to a hospital where he was attached to breathing apparatus but he died shortly on 2nd of July after as a consequence of consuming a fatal combination of cocaine, methamphetamine and amphetamine, according to local media.
The incident comes after British festival goer Josh Newman, 20, claimed in ‘The Sun’ that he had been threatened and robbed at knifepoint by bouncers at Hideout festival.
It is unclear if an investigation has been launched into the British tourist’s death.
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