One attendee reported dead at 2018’s Lightning In A Bottle Festival
One death has been reported following this year’s Lightning in a Bottle music festival in Lake San Antonio, Central California.
San Luis Obispo officials confirmed Tyler Schripsema, 23, died at Twin Cities hospital after suffering a swimming-related accident at the festival. Officials have not commented on any further details surrounding his death although an autopsy is currently being handled by the San Luis Obispo County Coroner’s Office. His mother, Lisa Schripsema, said the initial autopsy indicated her son died from an injury to his spinal column. “I don’t know if he fell and hit his head,” she told San Luis Obispo. “It was such a freak accident.”
According to the GoFundMe page set up by Schripsema’s fraternity brothers to help pay for the funeral expenses, Schripsema had just graduated from California State University Stanislaus three days before the accident.
This is the second death at Lightning in a Bottle in two years. The festival promoter, Do LaB, is currently facing a lawsuit from the family of a 20-year-old woman who died after taking LSD last year. The family claims she was denied the proper medical attention.
Both Lightning In A Bottle and Do LaB have yet to comment on the passing.