Clubbers warned after man who took liquid ecstasy dies in Ibiza
Friday 12 August 2005
The body of Finbar Kelly, 27, was due to be flown home to Sligo yesterday. Paramedics had rushed to a club in the Playa d'En Bossa area of the island on Monday night after Mr Kelly collapsed, but he died a few hours later.
Authorities in Ibiza suggested that his death may have been caused by the depressant known as liquid ecstasy. The drug is thought may have claimed the life in June of a British visitor, who has not been named.
A spokesperson for the regional health authorities said: "Of 25 young people who were treated at the weekend, 11 received emergency care in hospital, one of whom died. They had all taken liquid ecstasy."
In the resort of San Antonio yesterday revellers said they were shocked by Mr Kelly's death, but said it would not stop them taking drugs. "I wouldn't touch the liquid ecstasy," said a British visitor, "but I'm here with my mates to have a laugh and party and I'll still be popping pills."
Liquid ecstasy, also known as GHB, hit the club scene a decade ago and has been used as a "date-rape" drug. It is chemically very different from ecstasy, despite its nickname.
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