News State QLD News One dead, two critical after taking unidentified drug at party

One dead, two critical after taking unidentified drug at party

One person has died after taking unidentified drugs at a party. Photo: AAP
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One man has died and at least two others are on life support after taking an unidentified drug at a party at Mount Lindesay, on the Queensland and New South Wales border.

One of the survivors has been flown to the Gold Coast University Hospital for treatment, while the other has been taken by helicopter to the Toowoomba Base Hospital.

A Queensland Police Service spokesman said they were discovered after police were called to a party, where there were about 500 people, about 10.20am.

They said several people began to show an adverse reaction and required urgent medical assistance.

“Upon the arrival of the first ambulance crew … the young male went into cardiac arrest,” Daniel Towson from the Queensland Ambulance said.

“They were unable to resuscitate him at the scene after working on him for a very long time.”

A Queensland Ambulance Service spokesman said they were originally called out for five patients, but two men refused treatment and fled into the bush.

Police are searching for them and detectives are investigating the incident.

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