POST MORTEM TAKING PLACE ON DUBLIN TEEN WHO DIED AT THE WEEKEND
A post mortem examination is being carried out on the body of a teenager, who died after a night out in Dublin at the weekend.
Tests will be conducted to see if illegal drugs played a role 18 year old in Ana Hick’s death.
The Dalkey teen died at the Mater Hospital yesterday, after collapsing on Middle Abbey Street at about 3am on Saturday morning.
Cork-based emergency medicine consultant Dr Chris Luke says ‘dance drugs’ are still a major problem on the Irish social scene.
“I’ve been involved with I think with nightclub medicine for about 25 years – it began in Cream in Liverpool in the early 90s – it’s about looking after the health of clubbers” he said.
“First aid, nurses, doctors…and so forth”.
“But we’re still not stemming the tide – it’s been dozens in the last five years”.
“Dozens of youngsters in Northern Ireland, Scotland, England and Ireland have died from taking dance drugs” he added.