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‘Don’t be scared to ask for help’: Stefan Woodward’s family speak out after death at Stereosonic

Agen Sabung Ayam

Updated December 06, 2015 18:35:11

The family of a teenager who died at Adelaide’s Stereosonic music festival has paid tribute to a “fun-loving young man whose life had been cut so tragically short”.

In a statement, the family of 19-year-old Stefan Woodward urged for change at festivals, including greater access to first aid and free water, to ensure no other family endures the same heartache.

Mr Woodward died on Saturday from a suspected drug overdose at the Adelaide leg of the festival.

Two others remain in critical condition after consuming drugs at the festival.

The same day, police released images of red and orange pills stamped with dollar symbols, which were found on Mr Woodward.

“Our family is devastated by our loss and we would do anything to have our son and brother back,” Mr Woodward’s mother, two brothers and stepfather said in a statement.

“Stefan finished a traffic management training course on Friday and was excited about getting an apprenticeship.

“I keep asking what could have stopped me from losing my son, and my other two sons from losing their darling brother.”

Mr Woodward worked at a supermarket while completing Year 13 at Seaton High School, in Seaton, South Australia.

He was also heavily involved in the Woodville Lacrosse Club.

The club paid tribute to Mr Woodward, who played for the division one team, describing him as “a sharp-shooting left-handed attackman”.

Stefan Woodward Photo: Stefan Woodward loved to play lacrosse and was heavily invovled in the Woodville Lacrosse Club. (Supplied: Facebook )

Mr Woodward’s family has urged friends to look out for each other and for event organisers to be better prepared with first aid in the future.

“More than anything I want something good to come of this tragedy,” the family said.

“I want organisers of events like these to make sure there is enough first aid on offer to make sure that no-one gets turned away, and no-one feels they need to wait.

“I want friends to look after each other and make sure it’s never considered weak to ask for help.

“I want authorities to make sure kids are kept safe with free water.

“And I want young boys and girls like Stefan to never be too scared to ask for help.

“Mostly, I never want another family to go through what we are going through next now.”

Independent senator Nick Xenophon has called for a coronial inquest into Mr Woodward’s death.

The death comes a week after 25-year-old Sylvia Choi died at the Sydney Stereosonic festival of a suspected overdose.

Topics: drugs-and-substance-abuse, dance-music, carnivals-and-festivals, death, adelaide-5000

First posted December 06, 2015 18:33:52


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Man dies at Stereosonic from suspected drug overdose

Agen Sabung Ayam

Current December 05, 2015 20:forty six:55

A guy has died from a suspected drug overdose at the Stereosonic tunes competition in Adelaide this afternoon.

The gentleman was treated by paramedics and taken to the Royal Adelaide Healthcare facility about five:00pm but later died.

Police said the initial investigation indicated the guy had taken an illicit drug and experienced a amount of drugs in his possession.

Police also launched a photo of two round drugs emblazoned with a greenback sign, pinpointing them as the drugs located in the deceased man’s possession.

They warned other pageant-goers that these drugs might have been relevant to his demise.

Another guy is in a vital problem in healthcare facility following struggling a health-related episode.

Police feel he also consumed an illicit substance.

On Friday, police in Adelaide seized five hundred grams of methamphetamine that was concealed in a vacuum cleaner — drugs that, they imagine, have been certain for Stereosonic.

The Adelaide demise comes a week following twenty five-year-old Sylvia Choi died at the Sydney Stereosonic pageant of another suspected overdose.

A 25-year-old guy from Punchbowl has because been billed for providing a prohibited drug to Ms Choi prior to the competition.

It is alleged the accused, Daniel Dung Huynh, provided Ms Choi with a tablet and capsule of MDMA.

Topics: dance-songs, medicines-and-material-abuse, adelaide-5000, australia

Very first posted December 05, 2015 20:03:fourteen


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Doctor wants pill testing at music festivals after Stereosonic drug death

Agen Sabung Ayam

Updated November thirty, 2015 19:45:41

An unexpected emergency physician is a single of a increasing number of people contacting for pill testing at music festivals soon after a woman’s death from a drug overdose at Stereosonic at the weekend.

Sylvia Choi, twenty five, from Oyster Bay, was taken from the pageant to the Concord Medical center the place she later on died.

Another girl, 22, was in an induced coma although virtually 70 folks had been billed with drug offences.

“This is the most dangerous period we’ve at any time witnessed in Australia,” unexpected emergency medical doctor and drug expert Dr David Caldicott told seven.thirty.

“There is a range of items on the marketplace that not even drug nerds like myself know about.”

Dr Caldicott has joined phone calls for tablet testing at tunes festivals.

“Drug tests or tablet checking involves getting a forensic laboratory to the level of use,” he explained.

“For instance, in Zurich they deliver a delivery container of forensic gear to Europe’s premier rave … and enable individuals to occur and post their merchandise for screening.

“Then in the twenty to thirty minutes they are waiting for a end result, have interaction with the buyer, enable them know what’s heading on … and also look at their behavior and how they can continue to be safer.

“It really is not so considerably the contaminants that we’re concerned about, we are nervous about purity, we’re concerned about the diversity of merchandise.”

Dr Caldicott monitors the victims of drug overdoses and treats them at the crisis department at Calvary Medical center in Canberra.

He is also component of an independent, multi-disciplinary, medical center-based study team committed to minimising the damage associated with illicit drug use.

“‘Don’t use drugs’ is properly suitable to main school youngsters and the folks who are not currently employing medicines,” he explained.

“But for this team of men and women, they’ve currently made the decision to use medications and we require to be much much more nuanced in our method to illicit medication than we at the moment are.”

Family members who lost son to medication call for pill testing

Adriana Buccianti, who dropped her son to medicines in 2012, has joined Dr Caldicott’s phone calls for capsule screening.

Her son Daniel, 34, died right after getting acid at the Rainbow Serpent pageant in Victoria.

Soon after Daniel’s death Ms Buccianti wished the festivals shut down, but she has now transformed her thoughts.

“I’ve altered my mind because a really great good friend of my son’s explained to me, and I quote, ‘you’re not going to be undertaking Daniel any favours if you near this down, anything that he actually loved, someplace the place he could be himself and feel connected to character and other people’,” Ms Buccianti advised 7.thirty.

Family photo of Daniel Buccianti Photo: Daniel Buccianti died soon after having acid at the Rainbow Serpent pageant in Victoria in 2012. (7.thirty)

Tony Wood, whose daughter Anna died practically 20 a long time in the past after having ecstasy at a dance social gathering, has also compensated tribute to Ms Choi’s family.

“The questions will be coming, ‘Why?’ You know, don’t really realize it, we failed to know our lady was getting medication till this all transpired and she finished up in hospital,” he said.

“And then the grief will established in.

“When that grief sets in it really is like your brain stops working.

“The discomfort all around your coronary heart is unbelievable — it really is like it’s in a vice and its being squeezed.”

Considering that his daughter’s loss of life he has campaigned for tougher penalties on drugs.

“The drug predicament in our country’s just accelerating and I never know what the heck we can do to quit it, but it’s obtained to be stopped shortly due to the fact we’re just likely to have a entire era of young folks who are not likely to make life,” Mr Wooden explained.

Lifestyle is not one thing you can enforce: police commissioner

The Stereosonic festival will proceed this 7 days, travelling to Adelaide, Melbourne and Brisbane.

New South Wales Law enforcement Commissioner Andrew Scipione said there was only so a lot law enforcement could do to cease individuals taking medicines.

“Culture’s not anything you can enforce with the law,” Commissioner Scipione mentioned.

“Culture has to be some thing that will come from people that are involved.

I consider prohibition is irresponsible — it’s puerile. It never ever worked for liquor, isn’t going to function now.

David Caldicott, unexpected emergency medical doctor and drug specialist

“And so, at some phase ideally individuals will realise just how harmful this is. No great can appear from it.”

Mr Wooden proposed that if the medicines could not be controlled, individuals festivals need to be banned.

“I feel the total event’s acquired to be appeared at long and challenging and it really is no very good screening drugs,” he said.

“They have received to say, ‘listen, we’re not going to have this anymore, if we preserve shedding folks … there’s one thing mistaken with the pageant, it truly is received to be stopped’.”

But Dr Caldicott stated the ban technique merely did not perform.

“I feel prohibition is irresponsible — it’s puerile,” he explained.

“It in no way labored for liquor, isn’t going to perform now.

“If you discover by yourself at the base of a deep hole keeping a spade and asking yourself how you received there, the solution is not to hold digging.

“Most people, if you inquire what they want for their little ones — they want them to be protected.”

Subjects: demise, drug-use, drug-offences, regulation-criminal offense-and-justice, medication-and-material-abuse, carnivals-and-festivals, sydney-2000

1st posted November 30, 2015 19:42:34


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