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British teenager dies in Colombia after drinking hallucinogenic drug in ritual
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Saturday, April 26, 2014 9:54 AM EDT
U.K. media say a British teenager has died in Colombia after drinking a hallucinogen during a tribal ritual.
The family of the 19-year-old said Miller had taken part in "a local tribal ritual."
In a statement published by the BBC, the family said the ritual involved a drink made from local plant infusions, and "it is likely that a reaction to this drink was the cause" of his death.
Fellow traveler Christopher Dearden told the Daily Mail newspaper that Miller had a bad reaction to Yage, or ayahuasca. His body was later discovered by the side of a road.
Britain's Foreign Office said Saturday that it was aware of the death of a British national in Colombia on Wednesday.