35-year-old Michael Adam Morse was pronounced dead on the Las Vegas Speedway early Saturday morning, following the first day of Electric Daisy Carnival. Initial cause of death is believed to be heat-related, but an official coroner’s and toxicology report are still pending.
Relatives of Morse believe that long water lines at the festival were partly to blame, though Insomniac claims over 100 free water access points throughout the course of the festival, with waits no longer than 10 minutes.
Read Insomniac’s full statement below:
“The unexpected passing of a loved one is tragic, and while the exact cause of this tragedy is still unknown, we do know that family and friends are grieving. It is with great sadness that we send our thoughts and condolences to the loved ones of the man who passed away after the festival had ended.
Our health and safety plan is created over several months with local agencies. Our roaming medical personnel are available twenty-four hours a day, free of charge, with the best emergency room doctors, nurses, EMTs and paramedics in the country. A full staff of security and police are also available to all attendees. We encourage everyone to approach our caring staff and ask for help if needed.”
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