Woman dies from legal high at wake mourning friend who died of same drug

Woman dies after taking legal high at wake mourning friend who died of same drug
Carl Fearon, 24, was found dead on a sofa by a friend after taking legal high, GDL (Picture: SWNS)

Two friends have died just eight hours apart after taking the same legal high.

Aston Martin engineer Carl Fearon, 24 and accountant, Lynette Nock,28, died after taking GBL, which is commonly used as an alloy wheel cleaner.

Single mother of one, Ms Nock, staged an ‘impromptu wake’ shortly after Mr Fearon died. It is reported that Ms Nock took GBL herself during the event before she fell unconscious, was rushed to hospital and died.

The two friends are thought to have been part of a group of partygoers who used various recreational drugs including mephedrone (also known as meow meow) and ketamine at weekends.

Senior coroner, Louise Hunt, described the legal highs as a ‘coma in a bottle’ and stated:

‘This case highlights the very extreme risks that people take when using legal highs, particularly in combination with alcohol.

‘These substances shouldn’t be taken and they do have a traumatic effect which your family is living through for the rest of their lives.’

(FILE PHOTO) BIRMINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM, MAY 1, 2012: A high-flying accountant died after taking the banned party drug GBL during a wake for her friend who was killed by the SAME lethal substance hours earlier.  Tragic Lynette Nock, 28, (PICTURED), died within twelve hours of her friend electrical engineer Carl Fearon, 24, on Saturday.  The pretty mum-of-one had been attending a memorial party for Mr Fearon, who was discovered dead in his city centre flat earlier the same day.  Both victims are believed to have taken deadly GBL - a solvent normally used to clean alloy WHEELS.  Less than eight hours later Ms Nock died following a party at a house in the city. (Credit: newsteam).
Lynette Nock, 28, died less than eight hours after her friend (Picture: SWNS)


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14 June 2014 | 4:14 pm – Source: metro.co.uk

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