NSW: Police identify young man who died at Sydney music festival

UPDATE: POLICE are investigating whether a drug overdose was to blame for the death of a young man who was found unconscious inside a tent at a Sydney music festival overnight.

The man who has since been identified as a 26-year-old from Albury was found unconscious inside a tent at the three-day DEFQON dance festival at Penrith shortly after 11pm on Saturday.

The man’s friends performed CPR until paramedics arrived and rushed him to Nepean Hospital where he died shortly after arriving.


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Police said a total of nine partygoers were hospitalised and 60 were arrested; 46 of whom were nabbed for drug offences and four for supplying drugs.

Two others were allegedly caught with 46 MDMA pills, while the remaining eight revellers arrested were charged with public order and trespass offences.

An investigation is underway into the 26-year-old man’s death and police are investigating whether illicit drugs were to blame.

FIRST: A MAN has died from a suspected drug overdose at a music festival in western Sydney overnight.

The man, believed to be aged in his 20s, was found unconscious at the three-day DEFQON dance party about 11pm.

He was rushed to nearby Nepean Hospital by ambulance however died shortly after arriving.

He is yet to be formally identified.

Seven News reports several other party-goers were also treated in hospital.

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