Death at a con­cert

Nova Sco­tia po­lice in­ves­ti­gate death of young Summerside man

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - FRONT PAGE - BY JIM DAY

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.


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