Insomniac Issues Statement On Fatality At EDC Las Vegas 2017
Tragedy struck at EDC Las Vegas this year that ~400,000 people attended when 34-year old Michael Morse passed away this weekend, the lone fatality. His wife, blamed the heat and long water lines, but other reports say the water was plentiful and free. In fact, there were 164 free water access points with waits no more than 10 minutes.
“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.”
A tragedy is a tragedy nonetheless, but let this serve as a reminder that festival season requires the utmost safety and attention for all those involved. Stay safe out there.