Sydney festival overdose: Tragic last words of Knockout Music Festival-goer Jason Lee

A friend of a man who died from suspected drug poisoning at a Sydney music festival over the long weekend has revealed his tragic final words before collapsing.

Jason Lee, 26, sent a message to friends asking for help but lost consciousness before they could find him.

He died in the hospital due to suspected drug poisoning.

Julia An, a friend of Mr Lee, said he was trying to send her his location so she could come and help. An unknown person found him collapsed and called an ambulance shortly after.

“He spoke to me was at 11:44pm … His last breaths were used on telling me he will send his location and to come find him, unfortunately he didn’t make it past that point and collapsed,” Ms An said via the Daily Telegraph.

“After hours of trying to locate him, I received a call saying he was in critical condition at the hospital. When his mum and sister got there, he had already passed.”

Mr Lee was known as a loyal friend and supportive son and brother who helped his single mother with health concerns and was always willing to assist others.

He was one of two tragic deaths following Knockout Music Festival at the Sydney Showgrounds.

A 21-year-old man also died from a suspected drug overdose after attending the two-day event. Nine others were also treated in the hospital for suspected drug overdoses.

Police arrested and charged 23-year-old Trong Ha Nguyen with supplying a drug suspected of causing the death of the 21-year-old man at the festival.

Police seized $13,535 in cash from Mr Nguyen as he was refused bail. He will appear in court at a later date.

Investigations into both deaths continue.

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