Teen dies after tripping over at music festival

A TEENAGER has sadly died in hospital after tripping over at the Knockout Circuz music festival in Sydney.

The 18-year-old was reportedly running through the precinct at Sydney Olympic Park on Saturday night when, shortly after 10.30pm, he tripped over the feet of several people and fell to the ground near the entrance to Hall 2.

The young man suffered critical head injuries in the fall and was assisted by security guards who ended up needing to call police after the 18-year-old became violent while drifting in and out of consciousness.


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He was eventually restrained and taken to a nearby medical facility where he was initially treated before being rushed by ambulance to Westmead Hospital.

Sadly, the 18-year-old’s condition deteriorated rapidly overnight and he died during the early hours of Sunday.

A critical incident team has been tasked to investigate all circumstances surrounding the incident.

That investigation will be subject to independent review and all information will be provided to the Coroner.

Police are urging anyone with information to come forward and contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Of the 16,900 festival-goers who attended the event, 55 were charged with drug possession.

Two 17-year-old girls were among those arrested after they were allegedly caught with more than 400 MDMA pills.

Police say the majority of those in attendance at the events were well behaved but are disappointed people are still bringing in illicit drugs.

“It is alarming to see two 17-year-old girls with large quantities of MDMA,” police said in a statement.

“Police operations to target illicit drugs and other criminal offences at these types of events will continue.”