Mutiny Festival deaths: Friends pay moving tributes to two young people who died at festival

Friends have paid heartfelt tributes to two young people who died in hospital after being taken ill at Mutiny Festival.

Sunday, 27th May 2018, 8:20 pm
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 8:52 am
Mutiny Festival last night. Picture: Duncan Shepherd

Youngster Georgia Jones, 18, and Tommy Cowan, 20, were both named by friends as the pair who died at Queen Alexandra Hospital following falling unwell at the Portsmouth festival.

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Close pal Jack Ford, 19, paid tribute to dad-of-one Tommy, of West Leigh.

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Mutiny Festival last night. Picture: Duncan Shepherd

Jack, who studied uniformed services at South Downs College with Tommy, said: ‘Honestly he was like a brother to me – when my dad he was the first one there for me.

‘He was brilliant to us and my family.

‘He was always happy. He’d be the first one of the group to always be there for us.’

Jack added: ‘He was such a genuine bloke, he wasn’t that type of fake person.

Tommy Baker Picture: Facebook

‘He was one of those people who you get what you see.

‘He had his whole life ahead of him.’

Sam Wincott, 20, went to South Downs College with Tommy studying the same course.

‘He was lovely, he was the funniest man you’d ever meet,’ Sam told The News.

‘He meant everything to everyone, he was always the light at the party.

‘He would know everyone. He was just amazing.

‘He was outgoing, we would go out for drinks and he was the light of the party.’

Both Georgia and Tommy were taken unwell at the festival after 7pm in separate incidents.

Police are not treating the deaths as suspicious.