Two Teens Hospitalised After Suspected Overdoses At Groovin’ The Moo

Two teenagers have been hospitalised after suspected overdoses at the Maitland leg of the Groovin The Moo music festival.

Fairfax reports paramedics took a female from the scene at around 2.30 pm in a critical condition. She was taken to John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle. 

Shortly after, a male was transported from the festival grounds to Maitland Hospital, where he is in a stable condition. The names and exact ages of the pair haven’t yet been confirmed to the media. 
If they are confirmed to have overdosed, their hospitalisations will mark the latest in an equally long and terrible streak of drug-related incidents at music festivals. 
Stereosonic’s summer run saw the drug-related deaths of Alice Choi and and Stefan Woodward at the fest’s Sydney and Adelaide legs, respectively. 
Those deaths thrust the issue of pill-testing back into the limelight; however, NSW Premier Mike Baird and his colleagues have recently doubled-down on their hardline approach to drugs usage and harm reduction. 

We’ll update this story as more details emerge. 

Source: Sydney Morning Herald. 
Photo: Sam Seeka / Instagram.