July 30, 2012 14:45

24-year-old man dies at Global Gathering

Festival-goer passed away on Saturday (July 28)

24-year-old man dies at Global Gathering

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A 24-year-old man died at this weekend's Global Gathering, police have confirmed.

The man, who has not been named, was pronounced dead at 4.40pm (BST) on Saturday (July 28) after he was found unconscious in his tent and could not be resuscitated by paramedics.

A post-mortem on the man will take place today (July 30), with police currently describing the cause of death as "unexplained". Local police are still investigating the fatality, reports BBC News.

The organisers of Global Gathering have issued a statement about the death, which is the first in the festival's 12-year history, saying: "Everybody at Global Gathering is deeply saddened by this tragic loss of life. Our thoughts and condolences are with the family and friends at this time. We are assisting Warwickshire Police with their ongoing investigation.”

Global Gathering festival was headlined by Tinie Tempah and Chase and Status, with Friendly Fires, Nero, Skrillex, Maverick Sabre, DJ Fresh, Labrinth and Modestep also performing.

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