This weekend, five attendees were reported to have overdosed at Escapade Music Festival last night. Located in Ottawa, Canada, the music festival is completely against drug use at their event. However, their staff was trained to handle situations such as these.
Out of the five reported attendees, one was reported to be in serious condition and another in critical. The others were reported to have suffered a minor overdose. The overdoses were reported to be caused by a drug known as GHB.
Thankfully, there were no deaths related to these incidents. As day 2 finishes up, let's hope that every attendee is safe today.
Day 1 of #Escapade2018 completed. Great teamwork with the organizers, @CdnSkiPatrol, @ottawahealth to keep overdoses at a minimum. 5 OD taken to hospital, 1 critical and 1 serious, both due to GHB. None are life threatening. Other 3 were minor. Back at it tomorrow! pic.twitter.com/tbbYMKrpng
— Ottawa Paramedic Svc (@OttawaParamedic) June 24, 2018
Photo credited to Escapade.