A teenager who almost died after taking drugs at a music festival has released a photograph of himself in a coma as a warning to others.
Jordan Blackburn fell ill at the Kendal Calling event on 31 July.
Fortunately, Jordan eventually woke up, unlike his friend Christian Pay, who died next to him in the hospital.
Speaking to BBC Breakfast, Mr Blackburn said he wanted to warn others to avoid drugs, while his mother Alison Turnbull described the incident as “an absolute nightmare”.
The group of friends reportedly took three different types of tablets at the festival, according to BBC News.
He has now shared this picture of him in his hospital bed to warn others about the “devastating impact” of drugs.
“I knew about Christian and I just thought we’d lost him”, she said.
Blackburn is hoping his story will keep others from making his same mistake. I’m not telling people to like or share this post, just please read and think hard about what you’re putting in your body.
She added that Blackburn recognises that he’s been given a second chance at life.
A number of days after the event, and after he emerged from his medically induced coma, Blackburn posted online that he’d been given a “second chance at life”.
“He just wants to raise awareness”.
‘Physically he’s fine. He’s still really exhausted; his body has been through quite a trauma.
“Mentally he’s coping OK, but I think he’s got what I would call survivor’s guilt”, she said.
The mother of the dead teenager told police that he had, “the heart of a lion and enough personality for everyone”. Cumbria Police has revealed that four people arrested on suspicion of possession of drugs with intent to supply are now on bail.