“As you may be aware, following an incident involving a group of young men at Zrće Beach early this morning, one man tragically lost his life,” the festival confirmed in a statement. “Another man remains in hospital. We are giving every assistance to the investigation and our thoughts and condolences are with the family and friends of the people affected.
“As always, we are working closely with the local authorities with the safety and security of everyone on site as our top priority.”
A 25-year-old British man has been arrested on suspicion of murder. The man was detained while trying to leave the country from an airport in Split.
According to a witness who was speaking to local newspaper Vecernji List, this was a run-down of the events: “A man fled into the toilet after seeing what had happened to his friend. I’m sure there are witnesses because there were many people there at the time, and everything happened in front of the fast food restaurant.”