Man Dies At Body And Soul Festival

An investigation has been launched following the death of a 31-year-old man at the Body and Soul Festival in County Westmeath.

It is understood that the man collapsed at the music festival on Saturday, 24 June. He was treated by paramedics and a consultant doctor in emergency medicine at the festival's medical tent, however he was pronounced dead at the scene.

His remains were removed to the Midlands Regional Hospital Mullingar and a post mortem will be carried out.

The man's death is not being treated as suspicious but gardaí are investigating the circumstances.

In a statement released by Festival Director, Body&Soul, Avril Stanley, said: "There was an incident on the site at Body&Soul Festival today. We can confirm that An Garda Siochana at Delvin Garda Station are investigating a non-suspicious sudden death.

"The male was taken to the medical tent this afternoon by medical staff and tended to at the time by advanced paramedics and a consultant doctor in emergency medicine.

"Our deepest condolences to his family and friends at this time. We will continue to work closely with the Gardaí on their investigation in this matter.

"The team at Body&Soul are absolutely devastated by the news today. We have no further information. It is a matter for the Gardaí."


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