Latitude Festival 2014 Marred By The Death Of 17-Year-Old Attendee
The day ended on a somber note, after a 17-year-old fell victim to an undisclosed medical condition.
Latitude Festival 2014 was marred by tragedy this Sunday, when a teenager died after becoming ill on the festival site. The boy, whose identity remains undisclosed, was airlifted from the festival at around 4.30PM on Saturday, according to The Mirror. He died in the early hours of Sunday morning. His death has been attributed to an “isolated medical condition,” according to organizers.
The boy was 17 years old. According to festival officials, the police are not treating his death as suspicious. The teenager was one of 35,000 attendees at the festival this year, which filed into Henham Park near Southwold for three full days. Sunday’s acts include American rockers The Black Keys, who are set to close the family-friendly festival tonight.
Latitude is generally considered a family friendly event.
The thousands of eager attendees weren’t daunted by the terrible weather. Spectacular summer storms resulted in the kind of muddy conditions typically associated with the festival season in the UK. On Sunday morning, many had already packed up their tents and struggling to drive out in the mud. However, there were plenty of people sticking around, as well as new arrivals braving the weather to catch the final acts of the summer staple.
The Black Keys are set to close out the festival's second day to an impressive crowd, despite the disappointing weather.