A teenage boy has died at a music festival in the Highlands.
Alex Herriot, 19, collapsed in the main area at the RockNess festival on Saturday night. He is thought to have taken drugs.
The teenager, from Portobello in Edinburgh, was taken to the hospital tent and stabilised before being transferred to Raigmore Hospital in Inverness.
Police said he failed to respond to treatment and died in the early hours of Sunday morning.
A Northern Constabulary spokesman said: "Early indications are that the man may have consumed drugs and this is one of the lines of inquiry at this stage. A post mortem will be carried out to determine the cause of death. His next of kin have been informed."
A report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.
It comes as two people were taken to Raigmore Hospital in the early hours of Sunday morning.
The 19-year-old woman and a 20-year-old man are believed to have taken a “legal high” called BENZO FURY, which is not controlled but can be dangerous if consumed with other substances. The man and woman remain in hospital but their conditions are not thought to be life-endangering.
Superintendent Stevie Mackay, who is in charge of policing the event, said: "Taking drugs or any medicines, which you have not been prescribed, is an extremely risky thing to do. People may think that legal highs are safe, because they are not classed as a controlled drug, but they are extremely dangerous. If anyone has the tablets described or any other drug, whether controlled or a "legal high", in their possession, they are advised not to take them and to hand these in. Amnesty bins are available at the main Nesstival entrance or anyone can hand in substances to Crew 2000 at the WELFARE Tent."
Public Health Constultant Dr Cameron Stark said: "Our advice is simple: limit how much alcohol you drink, and don’t take non-prescribed drugs. If however you have taken non prescribed drugs including "legal highs”, it is really important that you don’t combine them with alcohol. If you feel unwell or you are worried about a friend, please get immediate advice from the onsite medical team."
Festival Organiser Jim King added: "What should be very clear from this information is that legal highs does not mean safe, and customers should not go anywhere near these dangerous substances. Festival goers should heed the advice given to them by the health professionals and the police, and stay safe by avoiding drugs of any kind."
Anyone with information is asked to contact Northern Constabulary on 01463 715 555.
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