Death at a concert
Nova Scotia police investigate death of young Summerside man
Police are investigating the death of a young P.E.I. man who was attending a music festival in Nova Scotia on the weekend.
Dylan Jonathan Avery Champion died Tuesday at the Halifax Infirmary.
“We are gathering information about the circumstances that led to the death of a 21-yearold man from Summerside... we want to understand how this happened,’’ says RCMP Sgt. Alain LeBlanc in Halifax.
“This must be a difficult time for the family ... something very tragic, the death of a 21-year-old man.’’
An autopsy was to be performed Thursday.
Champion, who worked at the Red Shores Casino, was attending the Evolve Music Festival in Antigonish, N.S., last weekend.
The Chronicle Herald reports that Champion was taken to hospital in Antigonish Saturday night before being airlifted to the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre on Sunday.
While overdoses have been a problem at the annual electronic music festival, LeBlanc cautioned the public not to speculate on the cause of death.
“I do not think it would be helpful to speculate at all,’’ he said.
Champion was the son of Chastity Champion of Kensington and the late Jonathan DesRoches. He is survived by two siblings.
The visitation is on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at East Prince Funeral Home in Summerside and the funeral is on Monday at St. Paul’s Church.