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UK man posts picture of himself in a coma to warn about taking random drugs

Jordan Blackburn his life has been “destroyed” by the death of his friend.

jordan blackburn Jordan Blackburn was placed in a medically induced coma. Source: Facebook

A YOUNG BRITISH man has shared an image of himself in a coma to warn people of the dangers of taking random drugs.

Jordan Blackburn posted the image to his Facebook page last week, a number of days after his friend died after they attended a UK music festival.

BBC News reports that Christian Pay (18) died after he and Blackburn consumed “at least three different types of tablet” at the event.

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”.

Blackburn says that his friend’s family’s lives had been “destroyed” by their “careless use of uppers”.

He explains that he wants to “raise awareness” and asks people to “think hard about what you’re putting in your body”.

PastedImage-77315 Source: Facebook

Blackburn’s mother also spoke to the BBC and said that her son is recovering well but is suffering emotionally from the death of his friend.

“Physically he’s fine. He’s still really tired; his body has been through quite a trauma. Mentally he’s coping OK, but I think he’s got what I would term as survivor’s guilt.”

Christian_Pay.jpg 18-year-old Millom teenager Christian Pay died after attending the festival. Source: Cumbria Police

The mother of the dead teenager told police that he had, “the heart of a lion and enough personality for everyone”.

Police in Cumbria say that four people were arrested on suspicion of intending to supply drugs at the festival. Fourteen people were hospitalised after falling ill.

Police added that they had recently warned about the dangers posed by an orange powder or crystals that had been circulating in the area, but that they can not be sure which drugs had caused the death of the teenager.

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