BIG DAY OUT CRUSH VICTIM DIES

The victim, identified only as 'Jessica', was lifted from the crowd after a crush developed during Limp Bizkit's set in Sydney...

A teenage girl who suffered a heart attack during LIMP BIZKIT’s set at the BIG DAY OUT in SYDNEY on Friday (January 26) has died.

Limp Bizkit were forced to halt their set as the 55,000 strong surged towards the stage at the Homebush Showgrounds after their first song.

By the time security guards had lifted the 15-year-old girl, now identified

only as ‘Jessica’ from the crowd, she had already suffered a heart attack.

Paramedics revived the girl at the scene using heart massage, before she was rushed to Concord Hospital.

Initially the girl’s parents were unable to be contacted as she carried no

identification, but since being notified have held a bedside vigil.

A Concord Hospital spokesman confirmed the girl “died peacefully” today (January 31).

Organisers of the Big Day Out have issued a statement over the incident offering sympathy to Jessica’s family and friends.

It reads: “The Big Day Out wishes to express our deepest sympathy at the tragic death of Jessica who was injured at the Sydney show on Friday.

“Our hearts and thoughts go out to her family and friends in this time of

deep sorrow.

“The Big Day Out has always been a celebration of youth and the joy of music. It is incredibly devastating for all involved in the event that a young woman lost her life in what should have been a joyous day of festivity

with her friends.”

The statement also stated that until the full circumstances of the incident

were known, that the Big Day Out did not want to make any further comment.

Limp Bizkit are yet to make a statement, though lead singer Fred Durst criticised security at the scene before continuing the set.

They then quit the tour, leaving Australia the following day telling organisers their security had been sub-standard, a claim vehemently denied by the event management.

The Big Day Out continues in Adelaide on Friday (February 2).