INDIE festival-goer critical in CUH

A teen is in a critical condition after falling ill at the INDIE19 Festival in Mitchelstown on Friday evening.

The 19 year-old sought medical attention at the Deerpark festival site after suddenly feeling unwell.

He was immediately treated on site before being rushed by ambulance to Cork University Hospital.

His family were notified and rushed to his bedside as his condition deteriorated.

An Indiependence festival spokesperson confirmed to The Avondhu that they were aware of the incident.

“A 19 year old male reported to medical (staff) on Friday evening and was treated on site by a doctor before being transferred to CUH where his condition is being monitored. We don’t have any further information at this time,” the spokesperson said.

A welfare alert was issued by CUH on social media.

“CUH has received patients with very severe illness from taking Ecstasy at the Indie19 festival in Mitchelstown,” the hospital posted on Twitter.

“We are aware that a text message was issued to attendees concerning reports of a bad batch of something on the campsite. Please circulate and to all attending stay safe.”