A teenager has died after a “medical incident” on the first day of a music festival in Wales.
The 16-year-old boy was attending the In It Together festival in Port Talbot when he fell ill, police have confirmed.
The family-friendly weekend festival is only in its second year but has attracted big names like Jake Bugg, James Bay and Anne-Marie.
At around 7.40 p.m. on May 26, the rescue services were called to the construction site.
A concert-goer who was present said: “Everything was peaceful and happy, then the news went around that a boy had passed out.”
“The police came but no one realized the boy had died – it’s just awful.”
South Wales Police said there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death and the coroner had been informed.
A police spokesman said: “Police officers have been called to an incident at the In It Together festival in Margam, after a 16-year-old boy from Port Talbot suffered a medical incident.”
“Unfortunately, the boy died while being taken to the hospital by ambulance.
“Our condolences go out to his family at this time.”
A spokesman for the Welsh Ambulance Service said: “We were called at 7.40pm last night, May 26, to a medical emergency at the In It Together festival at Old Park Farm, Margam.”
“We dispatched a first responder from the community, followed closely by two rapid response vehicles and an ambulance. We were also assisted by the Emergency Medical Retrieval and Transfer Service.”
Festival organizers have been contacted for comment.