Three men in 20s hospitalized after Edmonton rave

News of the hospitalizations comes as Edmonton’s community and public services committee received a preliminary report into electronic dance music events in the city. Alex Urosevic, Toronto Sun

Three men were transported to hospital — one in life-threatening condition — from a dance music event hosted at Shaw Conference Centre Thursday night.

Alberta Health Services spokesperson Kerry Williamson said all of those hospitalized after attending the Get Together rave are men in their 20s. Two of the men were listed as being in serious condition.

Just what injuries they suffered cannot be released because of patient confidentiality, he said.

Event organizers had their own contracted healthcare providers on site which means that Alberta Health Services “wouldn’t necessarily know about all healthcare responses,” added Williamson.

In October, six people were transported to hospital — four in serious and potentially life-threatening condition — from the Soundwave dance event held at West Edmonton Mall’s World Waterpark.

Those numbers are in stark contrast to two other raves held earlier this summer.

No patients were transported from the Bomfest Outdoor Music Concert held at the Edmonton Expo Centre over the Labour Day long weekend and just one person was taken to hospital in stable condition from Stacked 2018, held at the Shaw Conference Centre on Sept. 15.

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