27 May 2022 17:12
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Taxi driver dies of drug overdose in Sydney’s popular park 

It is believed three taxi drivers met up at the park where one of the drivers presented the white powder looking substance (cocaine) that was left behind by a passenger in a taxi.

A taxi driver’s body has been discovered in Sydney’s Centennial Park.

According to police, the 34-year-old man had cardiac arrest after overdosing on a white powder substance.

Police officers who reached the spot performed CPR but were unable to save the taxi driver and he was confirmed dead at the scene.

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It is believed three taxi drivers met up at the park around 4am on Thursday where one of the drivers presented the white powder looking substance (cocaine) that was left behind by a passenger in a taxi. They decided to they decided to take the drugs.

Another taxi driver was rushed to St Vincent’s Hospital after overdosing on the drugs and the third driver was taken to Surry Hills Police Station for questioning.

The wife of one driver called the taxi company after her husband did not return from work as usual.

Keeping in mind the welfare of the drivers, the taxi company used GPS to track their vehicles and alos called the police.

Police are investigating what drugs might have been consumed and the death is being treated as a suspected misadventure.

A police spokesperson said in a statement that they are investigating how the men came to possess the substance and “inquiries are continuing.”

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