The BC Ambulance Service confirms it responded to at least five suspected drug overdoses/poisonings at the Pemberton Music Festival last night.
All were in stable condition and treated on site.
Drug-use is known to run rampant at the popular music festival, despite being banned.
Organizers hired private medical service provider “RockDoc” to run the on-site medical clinic.
They say doctors and nurses are equipped with the antidote naloxone.
In 2014, a 21-year-old man from Regina was found dead in his tent at the festival.
For it’s part, the Pemberton Music Festival’s public relations team claimed there were five “medical cases”, but didn’t specify what the exact medical issue was.