Gardaí clarify rumours about death at the Electric Picnic this year

Conor Ganly

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Aerial view of Electric Picnic 2018. Picture: Aerial.ie

Gardaí in Laois have quashed rumours that a young man died at the Electric Picnic.

Portlaoise Gardaí who oversaw the event for the 15th year confirmed that there was no fatality over the three weekend as has been rumoured on social media and reported in an online news website.

It was confrmed that a young woman took ill at the site in Stradbally over the weekend. While removed to the Midland Regional Hospital Portlaoise, she was stabilised and subsequently made a full recovery.

The rumour that a man died circulated on Saturday may have originated reports of the death of a man in 2013 which resurfaced over the weekend.