Latitude Festival teenager dies in hospital

Latitude Festival sign The teenager was airlifted to hospital after becoming "acutely unwell" at the Suffolk festival

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A teenager has died after being airlifted to hospital from the Latitude Festival.

The 17-year-old, who has not been named, died in the early hours of Sunday at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

He was airlifted from the festival, at Henham Park near Southwold in Suffolk, by the East Anglian Air Ambulance at about 16:30 BST on Saturday.

The death is not being treated as "suspicious", festival organisers said.

A statement read: "A 17-year-old male attending Latitude was airlifted to hospital on Saturday afternoon and died in the early hours of Sunday morning.

"The young male suffered from an isolated medical condition.

"The police are not treating this as suspicious."

The teenager was treated by three air ambulance medics at the scene after becoming "acutely unwell", said the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

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