A man in his 40s has died at Glastonbury festival following a 'medical incident', police have confirmed.
“The incident happened on a footpath known as the old railway line.
“Sadly, the man died at the scene. His next of kin have been informed and our thoughts are with them at this difficult time.
“The man’s death is not being treated as suspicious and officers are carrying out inquiries on behalf of the coroner.”
It comes as medical staff have also been reporting an increase in heat-related health issues at the festival as the heatwave continues to rage on.
On Saturday, for instance, temperatures reached a sweltering 27°C.
"I think so much of what we see is weather related. For example in conditions like this when it’s hot and dry and has been for quite a while we get a lot of dust-related things – asthma attacks, sore eyes, things like that," Howes added.
"While it’s over case [sic] UV is high so remember to keep hydrated," the charity advised on Twitter today.
The charity anticipates it will treat 4,000 to 5,000 patients this year across the entire festival.
Last year, a man tragically died at Download Festival after being taken from the crowd by medical staff just before Iron Maiden started their headline set.
Emergency services saw to the man, who wasn't named, after he fell ill in the main arena.
Although he was rushed to a nearby hospital, he sadly passed away.
A spokesperson for the force said in a statement at the time: "We can confirm the death of a man who had been attending the Download Festival in Castle Donington at the weekend.
"The man became unwell at the festival on Saturday evening (11 June) and was taken to the Derby Royal Infirmary where he sadly died.
"The death is currently being treated as unexplained and enquiries remain ongoing."
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