ONE CHILD who died at Camp Bestival over the weekend after falling ill was a three-week-old girl.
The youngster sadly passed away on Saturday after attending the popular event near the Staffordshire border.
At around 12:37 p.m., police officers were called to the family celebration to report that a child was sick.
Paramedics provided medical care to the newborn, but unfortunately he remained in critical condition.
Her suspected cause of death has yet to be clarified, an examination date has not yet been set.
Festival organizers expressed their “deepest condolences” to the child’s family.
A Camp Bestival spokesman said: “One child was unwell on Friday night and after receiving immediate medical attention at the scene, was taken by ambulance to hospital where he tragically passed away.”
“Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with the family at this terrible time and we will continue to support them in any way we can.”
The festival, which bills itself as ‘the family festival par excellence’, won Best Family Festival at the UK Festival Awards in 2009, 2010, 2013 and 2014.
A spokesman for Staffordshire Police said: “We were called to Camp Bestival, Weston Park at 12.37am on Saturday (19 August) following reports of a sick child.”
“The child was treated at the scene and taken to hospital in critical condition. Unfortunately, the child died a short time later.”
“Specially trained officers continue to provide support to the child’s family and we ask that their privacy be respected at this very difficult and trying time.”
“The investigation into the circumstances of death is still ongoing.”
Stars such as Melanie C and Eurovision Song Contest winner Sam Ryder performed at the festival.