Death at Australian music festival suspected to be result of fatal tiger snake bite

Death at Australian music festival suspected to be result of fatal tiger snake biteVenomous Mainland Tiger Snake H

The recent deaths of 2 young adults who attended separate New Year’s Eve weekend music festivals caused the subject of pill testing to regain validity in Australia.  The deceased, a 20-year-old guy who attended Beyond The Valley at Lardner, afterwards identified as Callum Edwards, and also a 22-year-old guy who moved into Lost Paradise at Glenworth Valley both expired after carrying what authorities called an “unknown substance. ” Yet as new details emerge in Edwards’ instance, it seems that the death of the Lost Paradise attendee may be the only death that may result from ingestion and subsequent Illness of an “unknown substance. ”

Officials promptly transported Edwards into a local hospital after he collapsed at the festival. Medical employees, however, didn’t find indications of the supposed overdose in their examination of Edwards, however, tiger snake venom, as originally reported by The Herald. Tiger snakes are some known species of the southern areas of Australia, together with at least one death each year from a bite normally. Given the venomous nature of the snake’so bite, the mortality rate following an noodle tiger snake sting is between 40-60 percent.

“We certainly understood there was a reptile included,” Callum’so mom, Lynette Callum said. Police have watched the particulars of Callum’s death as of yet “undetermined,” but are not exploring Callum’s passing because of “suspicious” incident. It is currently unclear if drugs were also present in Callum’s system at the time of hospitalization.

Photo credit: University of Queensland

H/T: Mixmag

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