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  • 11 August 2014, 5:03

Festival Death: Woman's Body Found In Toilet

A woman has died after she was found slumped unconscious in a toilet at a music festival by security staff and medics.

The 31-year-old was attending the BoomTown Fair event at Matterley Estate in Winchester, Hampshire, with her husband.

She was taken to hospital, where doctors tried to revive her, but was pronounced dead shortly afterwards.

Hampshire Police cordoned off the scene where she was discovered at around 1.50pm on Saturday.

The force said it was too early to speculate on the cause of death, adding a post-mortem examination would be conducted in due course.

The reveller's death is not believed to be suspicious at this stage.

A spokeswoman for the festival said: "BoomTown fair would like to express their sincerest condolences to the family of the young woman who was found unconscious on site.

"Our thoughts are with all her loved ones at this tragic time and the festival is doing all it can to assist those involved."

Last year, 18-year-old Ellie Rowe, from Glastonbury in Somerset, died at the festival after taking horse tranquilliser ketamine.

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