An 18-year-old female passed away after experiencing health complications at Glasgow’s SWG3 nightclub on New Year’s Day. Following her distress, she was swiftly transported to the hospital, where she was unfortunately declared deceased. This tragic incident marks the third fatality within a span of four months linked to the establishment.
In response to this heartbreaking event, SWG3 has temporarily ceased operations as a gesture of respect. Authorities are actively investigating potential drug involvement, with the incident being formally reported to the police on January 5. A representative from the venue informed the BBC that the deceased’s family has been notified, and a comprehensive investigation is underway to discern the complete circumstances surrounding the incident.
Detailing the sequence of events, an SWG3 spokesperson stated, “Upon recognizing her distress, our dedicated staff members acted swiftly, transporting her to our medical facility on-site for immediate evaluation.” They added, “Our adept medical professionals on-site promptly summoned emergency services as her health declined. Despite the concerted efforts, she couldn’t be revived.”
Highlighting safety measures, the spokesperson emphasized the rigorous security protocols in place for all attendees, including meticulous searches upon entry and vigilant patrols throughout the premises. They further noted the consistent presence of qualified medical teams during major events. In light of recent events, SWG3 has chosen to suspend operations over the weekend to reflect, reassess, and collaborate with their team.
This unfortunate incident draws parallels to a previous episode in August when Scott Allison and Marcus Dick, both teenagers, attended a similar DJ event at SWG3. Their unfortunate demise after a 10-hour set from DJ Ben Hemsley is also under scrutiny for potential drug-related factors.