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The death of a man who was taken ill at Glastonbury Festival following a suspected reaction to ketamine is not being treated as suspicious, police have said.
A spokesman for Avon & Somerset Police said, "At this stage we believe this was an individual reaction to ketamine and was not from a bad batch of the drug."
A festival-goer has died after suffering a suspected reaction to ketamine at Glastonbury.
The 26-year-old man, from Berkshire, died this morning as the first official day of music got under way at Worthy Farm in Somerset.
He was taken to Bristol Royal Infirmary in a "life-threatening condition" on Wednesday.
Avon and Somerset Police tweeted: "Unfortunately the man taken ill after a suspected reaction to ketamine has died this morning.
"His family are aware and being supported."
Avon and Somerset Police wrote on their Glastonbury-related Twitter account:
Unfortunately the man taken ill after a suspected reaction to ketamine has died this morning. His family are aware and being supported.
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Glastonbury revellers are being warned to bring wellies with forecasters expecting dry weather today and tomorrow to be followed by heavy showers across the weekend.
The recent fine spell is set to break and the predicted rain could turn the festival into a mud bath as thousands of revellers tread the site.
John Griffiths, a forecaster with Meteogroup, said: "If it was just a few showers the hard ground would make it drain off. But after three days worth of rain it will probably get quite muddy, I suspect."
Mr Griffiths said today and tomorrow will be cloudy with sunny intervals and temperatures of around 20C (68F), while at night it will drop to around 10C or 11C (50F or 51.8F).
But showery rain on Friday is expected to preclude frequent outbursts of rain throughout Saturday and Sunday.
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