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Young Man Found Dead at V Festival

Body found in tent, cause of death is not yet known

An ambulance at the V Festival in Weston Park, Staffordshire on Sunday August 19, 2012.
Ryan Phillips/PA Wire via AP Images
August 19, 2012 10:44 AM ET

A 22-year-old man was found dead at the V Festival in England, the BBC reports. He was discovered unresponsive and not breathing inside a tent on the Weston Park festival grounds in Staffordshire at 1 a.m. on Sunday morning.

Security staff were called to the scene, and the man was given first aid, but he was pronounced dead. The cause of death is not yet known, and the police have sealed off the area where the body was found for forensic examination. They are also taking detailed statements from the man's friends.

"We are all very saddened by this tragic incident, and we want to extend our deepest sympathies to the family of this young man," a spokesman for the V Festival said. "Our team worked throughout the night to support those affected at the festival site and we want to thank everyone for their co-operation and support during the incident."

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