It has just been announced that 20 year old Brian Brockette has passed during the last night of Electric Forest. Brian was a volunteer for an outside vendor at the 4-day event and was reported to have suffered a medical emergency at 11:15PM on Sunday before subsequently passing away. The cause of death remains unclear and The Michigan State Police Hart Post and the Oceana County Medical Examiner’s Office are waiting for the results of an autopsy before making any statements on the matter.
A separate unfortunate event took place at Electric Forest this year, where an attendee was reported to have suffered grave injuries to his neck, resulting in his hospitalization. We are glad to announce that the attendee is now safe and recovering at the hospital. You can read more on the matter here: Electric Forest Attendee Gravely Injured
Here is the official statement by the Michigan State Police:
The Michigan State Police Hart Post and the Oceana County Medical Examiner’s Office are waiting for the results of an autopsy conducted on Brian Alan Brockette , a 20 year old, Caledonia, Michigan, man. The victim suffered a medical emergency on Sunday, June 29, 2014, at approximately 11:15pm, and subsequently passed away. The victim was a volunteer for an outside vendor at the Electric Forest Festival. The incident remains under investigation by the Michigan State Police.
The Oceana County Medical Examiners Office will complete their investigation after receiving the final autopsy report. Questions about the medical response are to be directed to the Electric Forest Festival promoters, who contracted for medical services. The final autopsy report will be sent to the Oceana County Medical Examiner’s Office, and questions concerning those results should be directed to their office. No further information is available at this time.