​Drug overdose at Australian music pageant suspected to be snake chunk

On December 29 on the Australian music pageant Beyond The Valley, 20-year-old Callum Edwards was rushed to the hospital after collapsing from what was assumed to be a suspected drug overdose from an unknown substance. Edwards handed away three days later and his loss of life was a matter of public discourse for Australia's ongoing nationwide debate concerning the legality and practicality of constructing drug testing authorized at music festivals.

The story of this younger man's passing took a dramatic flip yesterday after reported that these treating Callum Edwards in hospital discovered tiger snake venom in his system. In addition to this, it nonetheless stays unclear if any medicine had been in Callum's system in any respect.

Tiger snakes are a extremely venomous snake species discovered within the southern areas of Australia. On common, there may be not less than one loss of life a yr from a tiger snake and the mortality fee from untreated bites is reported to be someplace between 40 and 60 per cent.

“We positively know there was a reptile concerned,” Callum's mom Lynette informed The Herald.

The set of circumstances resulting in Callum's collapse on the pageant aren't but absolutely understood. His brother Liam Edwards, who has been vocal in discrediting claims that Callum's loss of life was because of a drug overdose, was planning to satisfy him at Beyond The Valley however arrived too late and discovered that Callum had already been flown to the hospital.

Police have stated that "the circumstances surrounding his loss of life are but to be decided, nevertheless, it's not being handled as suspicious.”

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[Photo: Rob Valentic - Gondwana Reptile Productions]