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Teenager, 18, dies after falling ill at Latitude

PUBLISHED: 11:25 21 July 2014 | UPDATED: 21:37 21 July 2014

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A teenager has died after being airlifted to hospital from the Latitude music festival after falling unwell.

The East Anglian Air Ambulance was called to the event at Henham Park, near Southwold, at 4.30pm on Saturday.

EAAA medics Dr Pam Crispin, Dr Vicky Smith and CCP Ben Caine treated a man in his late teens who had become acutely unwell.

He was airlifted by Anglia One at 4.51pm to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, arriving shortly after 5pm.

However, it was confirmed yesterday that the youngster had since died.

It is understood the tragedy was caused by a medical issue and police are not investigating as a result.

A statement from the Latitude festival organisers said: “A 18-year-old male attending Latitude was airlifted to hospital on Saturday afternoon and died in the early hours of Sunday morning.

“The young male suffered from an isolated medical condition. The police are not treating this as suspicious.​”

Tens of thousands of people attended the festival, which started last Thursday, and which was 
headlined by the likes of Lily Allen, Damon Albarn and The Black Keys.

Do you want to pay tribute to the teenager who died? Email mark.boggis@archant.co.uk

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