Insomniac releases statement responding to death of EDC attendee
This past weekend, Electric Daisy Carnival drew roughly 135,000 people each day to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the 21st edition of the festival. Throughout the three-day gathering, event producers Insomniac put thorough attention into providing continuously accessible medical staff spread across the venue. Statistically speaking, EDC encountered a low number of health issues from attendees, with only 1,000 medical calls made over the course of the weekend.
However, amid the high temperatures and number of attendees which pervaded the event, a fatality sadly arose. Michael Morse, a 34-year-old man from Thousand Oaks, CA, was pronounced dead at 7:41 AM Saturday morning, June 17. The Clark County Coroner has yet to disclose the details of Morse’s death, though a relative of the deceased reported that his body temperature had reached 109.6 degrees in the hours prior to his passing.
Today, Insomniac provided its first official response to the tragedy. In the statement, the event producers extended sympathies to Morse’s loved ones and detailed the mechanics of their medical staff.
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.”
Dancing Astronaut will provide updates to this story as they arise.
Featured image via Insomniac.