More information surfaces regarding three deceased HARD Summer attendees
After it was initially announced that three young people died following HARD Summer this past weekend, further information regarding each individual has now been released.
The victims have been identified as Derek Lee, 22, from San Francisco, Alyssa Dominguez, 21, from San Diego, and Roxanne Ngo, 22, a student at UC Riverside.
Adding to the country’s string of premature deaths at electronic music events – including two at last year’s HARD Summer – a cause of death has not yet been established for the three attendees. Thus far, all that is known is that one was found unresponsive, another experienced a seizure and a third was likely suffering from chest pain. A total of nine people were hospitalized, though the status of the six remaining individuals is unclear.
Angel Ghaemi, a passerby who witnessed the passing of Alyssa Dominguez, has shared a harrowing, first-hand account of helplessly watching Dominguez as she lay dying. After discovering the girl lying lifeless in a patch of grass as a police officer tried to resuscitate her, Ghaemi recalls Dominguez’s fully dilated pupils and that she “lacked a pulse.”
“I tried to do CPR and nothing was working,” Ghaemi told the LA Times. “We really needed a defibrillator and an ambulance. I was there for 15 minutes until the ambulance came, and there was nothing they could do.”
Autopsies have been ordered for all three victims, in addition to toxicology tests to established whether or not drugs were involved in the deaths.
Via: LA Times