Mutiny Festival death: Mum’s heartbreaking tribute to ‘little girl’. Picture: Facebook
Mutiny Festival death: Mum’s heartbreaking tribute to ‘little girl’. Picture: Facebook

‘Her lungs filled with blood’

A TEEN girl suffered a 45-minute fit and died after taking two pills at a UK where fans were warned about a dangerous batch of drugs.

Georgia Jones, 18, is one of two music fans who died at the Mutiny festival in Portsmouth, in England's South Coast, over the weekend, with hospital officials revealing that 13 others were hospitalised, The Sun reports.

Her mum, Janine Milburn, has shared a devastating tribute to her "little girl" saying she hopes the death will stop other young people from taking drugs.

Writing on Facebook this morning, Ms Milburn said: "I can now say Georgia died yesterday due to complications after taking two pills at Mutiny.

"If nothing else, I hope what has happened to her will deter you from taking anything ever.

"The pills has caused her temperature to rise so high it made her fit for 45 mins.

"This then caused her muscle to break down and turn her blood acidic.

"Her heart was irregular and stopped numerous times and then her lungs filled with blood and fluid and I made the decision to turn everything off."

Eighteen-year-old Georgia Jones died after taking two pills at Mutiny festival in the UK. Picture: Facebook
Eighteen-year-old Georgia Jones died after taking two pills at Mutiny festival in the UK. Picture: Facebook

Ending the heartbreaking tribute, she added: "My little girl was 18 and full of life I just hope this stops at least some of you from ending up the same."

Festival organisers had issued an urgent warning about super-strength drugs circulating the campsite before cancelling the second day of the event, attended by tens of thousands of partygoers.

Both victims were rushed to Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham but deaths are being treated as separate incidents by police.

A spokeswoman from Portsmouth Hospitals said: "We had 15 people come to the hospital which we thing were related to Mutiny Festival.

"Two of them have sadly died and we have another in a critical condition, as well as another who remains in hospital.

She added: "Everyone else was in a minor condition. It's difficult to say how many were actually drug-related.

"For example, this morning we had three more people come in but those were in relation to assault or intoxication."

The two-day festival featured headliners Dizzee Rascal, Craig David and Sean Paul. DJs Pete Tong and Idris Elba also feature on the bill.

Mutiny Festival organisers issued an urgent "harm prevention alert" on social media.

It read: "Festival family - we are aware of a dangerous high strength or bad batch substance on site.

"We strongly urge you not to take any substances whatsoever and to report any symptoms of illness/ discomfort immediately to medical, welfare, security or the safeguarding team."

It added: "Please stay alert and look out for each other."

At least 30,000 festival-goers headed to the south-coast for the party event.

A statement from Hampshire Constabulary read: "At 7.10pm on Saturday 26 May, we were informed that an 18-year-old woman had fallen ill at the festival site in King George V Playing Fields, Cosham.

"The woman was taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital where she later died.

"At 7.30pm, a 20-year-old man was found collapsed at the festival site. He was taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital where he later died.

Next-of-kin for both the woman and the man have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

Her mother had to make the heartbreaking decision to turn off life support when her lungs filled with blood. Picture: Facebook
Her mother had to make the heartbreaking decision to turn off life support when her lungs filled with blood. Picture: Facebook

 

Cops said the deaths are not being treated as suspicious, but have launched an investigation. Officers with dogs are now on site.

Spokesmen for Mutiny Festival, which has a 16-year age limit and is in its fifth year, said they were "devastated" by the "tragic loss of life".

They added: "Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends at this very difficult time and we will continue to work with the authorities to support them in any way possible.

"If you are on the campsite or elsewhere please drop your loved ones a call or message to let them know you are OK."

But early Sunday morning, a new statement announced: "Following the terrible news from earlier today, the team behind Mutiny Festival are incredibly sad to announce that the Sunday of the festival has been cancelled as a safety precaution.

"The safety of our amazing customers has always been paramount to us and so to keep everyone safe and in respect to those who have passed, we have taken the decision not to open today.

"As you can imagine, this decision was not taken lightly and was taken with the support of the local statutory authorities who we continue to work with."

This article originally appeared in The Sun and was reproduced with permission.



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