Teenager Critically Ill After Taking Bad Ecstasy At Indiependence Festival

David Layde
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A teenager is in a critical condition after falling ill at the Indiependence Cork music festival.

The young man aged 19 years old is reported to have consumed a substance while he was at the Festival in Mitchelstown yesterday evening.

The gig-goer was attended to on-site and was then rushed to Cork University Hospital where he’s now in a serious condition.

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According to BN, CUH Clinical Director Dr Mike O’Connor has warned people attending the festival to be careful:

“There was a notification that was circulated from the Indie festival itself saying that there may be some evidence that there might be a bad batch of substances circulating and warned people around that.”

“We were concerned from a public health point of view to get the message out to people that might be attending the festival to avoid taking the drug commonly known as ecstasy.”

A statement on The Indiependence Facebook page read: