Overdose of drugs suspected in death



POLICE are investigating the death of a 24-year-old Tweed man found unconscious in a toilet block near the Tweed Heads PCYC on Friday night.

Security guards working at a nearby PCYC blue light disco initially saw the man acting suspiciously near the toilet blocks and noticed him spitting blood.

The man was later found unconscious but breathing at approximately 7.45pm.

Paramedics called to the incident worked to stabilise the man's con-dition.

Senior Constable Steve Phillips of Tweed Heads Police said yesterday the man, whose identity has not been released, suffered a cardiac arrest on the way to hospital and could not be revived.

It is understood he suffered extensive internal bleeding.

It was not certain what caused the man's death, but police were treating it as a suspected drug overdose.

"There will be an autopsy and a report will be made for the coroner," Sen Const Phillips said.

While police could not confirm if drugs were responsible for the man's death, some amphetamine-based drugs can cause stress on the circulatory system leading to internal bleeding.

The man was not connected to the PCYC youth dance party which is run for youths aged 17 years and under.



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