Second person dies at Glastonbury after body found during clean-up

A member of Glastonbury Festival’s crew was pronounced dead on the site after being found unresponsive in his tent.

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A second person has died at Glastonbury after a man’s body was found during the clean-up.

It was confirmed to be a member of the festival’s crew after the man, aged in his 40s, was found unresponsive in his tent.

Avon and Somerset Police were called after the body was found in The Park on the Pilton site at about 2.20pm on Tuesday.

A spokesperson said: “Sadly, the man, a member of the festival’s crew, was confirmed dead at the scene.

“The death is not being treated as suspicious and a report is being prepared for the coroner.”

It is the second fatality at the festival this year, after a man, also in his 40s, died following a medical incident in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Emergency services attended the incident, which happened on a footpath known as the old railway line, shortly before 4am.

A police spokesman confirmed the man died at the scene and his death was not being treated as suspicious.

The festival ended on Monday, though crew remain at the site to clear up and return it to fields that are ready for cows to graze on.

This year’s event, attended by more than 200,000 people, was headlined by Arctic Monkeys, Gun N’ Roses and Sir Elton John.

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