Glastonbury worker in 40s 'found dead' in second festival fatality

A Glastonbury worker has become the second person to die at the festival, it has been reported.

The man, who was said to be in his 40s, was found dead in his tent on Tuesday afternoon.

Police arrived at The Park area of the Worthy Farm festival at around 2.20pm, but the man was unresponsive.

He could not be saved, and was declared dead at the scene shortly after.

Avon and Somerset Police confirmed to The Sun that the man was a member of the festival’s crew.

They added: ‘The death is not being treated as suspicious and a report is being prepared for the coroner.’

From a weekend attended by over 200,000 people, this was the second death reported.

The first was 48-year-old DJ Jason Wilder, who collapsed on the old railway line footpath between Arcadia Stage and the Other Stage just before 4am on Sunday.

Although emergency services made efforts to save him, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Avon and Somerset Police told ‘Shortly before 4am today emergency services responded to medical incident involving a man in his 40s at Glastonbury Festival.

‘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.’

They added: ‘The man’s death is not being treated as suspicious and officers are carrying out enquiries on behalf of the coroner.’ has contacted Avon and Somerset Police for further comment.

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