Shambhala: Woman dies at festival

A women died at Shambhala Music Festival Friday but the death was determined to be from natural causes, said Sgt. Darryl Little.

A women died at Shambhala Music Festival Friday but the death was determined to be from natural causes, said Sgt. Darryl Little.

The deceased was from Alberta, attending the festival with her husband. The BC Coroners service attended the scene and is conducting an investigation.  No further information will be made public to respect the privacy of the family.

RCMP Insp. Nick Romanchuk said local detachments were busy during the five-day festival although there were no further fatalities reported over the weekend..

As people continued to trickle out of Shambhala grounds Monday, the RCMP were maintaining road stops throughout the West Kootenay.

There are multiple drug-related incidents that “we end up having to deal with,” said Romanchuk.

“We’ve been busy with a lot of occurrences that are drug related,” he said, adding, “and most of what we are dealing with is hard drugs like LSD.”