41 min

Summer Season: He wanted an ambulance. He got a police "dog box"‪.‬ Background Briefing

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Tristan was a kind and gentle 23-year-old surfer from Byron Bay.

One night he suffered a drug-induced psychotic episode.

And ended up driven to hospital in a small steel cage.

Police say it is probably the worst place he could be.

Tristan later died in hospital.

Mario Christodoulou investigates the series of tragic events that led to Tristan's death that raise questions about how emergency services treat young drug-affected people in New South Wales.

This is a repeat of a program that aired in March 2020.

Tristan was a kind and gentle 23-year-old surfer from Byron Bay.

One night he suffered a drug-induced psychotic episode.

And ended up driven to hospital in a small steel cage.

Police say it is probably the worst place he could be.

Tristan later died in hospital.

Mario Christodoulou investigates the series of tragic events that led to Tristan's death that raise questions about how emergency services treat young drug-affected people in New South Wales.

This is a repeat of a program that aired in March 2020.

41 min

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