Over the weekend many events took place including Escapade Music Festival, a two-day festival located in Ottawa, Canada. Headliners included Alesso, Armin van Buuren, Kaskade, Zedd and many more. While most festivals would love to report that the festival took place without any incidents, unfortunately, that doesn’t happen to be the case here.
It’s being reported that just in the first night there were five cases of overdosing that had occurred at Escapade. All five were transported to the hospital with 3 being minor, 1 serious, and 1 critical. Fortunately, none of the cases appear to be life-threatening as reported by the twitter page of the Ottawa Paramedic SVC.
It seems that this is an issue that they had been anticipating for this event as this warning video against the consumption of any drugs was posted to the same twitter page prior to the festival taking place.
According to the Ottawa Paramedic SVC Twitter page, it looks like day 2 for the festival appeared to have gone much better as shown in the twitter post below.
This is just another reminder to always be safe and watch over one another always wherever you decide to partake in any festivities. Party safe!