34-year-old Michael Morse, passed away at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway after night one of the Electric Daisy Carnival on June 17. The coroner said Morse had a temperature of 109 degrees at the time of his death.
A relative who was not at the event said that long lines for water could have contributed to Michael Morse’s death. “We were told the lines were an hour or more to get water,” Linda Marshall told News 3. “They got it fixed for the second night, but we were told the lines were very long the first night.”
Insomniac released a statement about the man’s death on Tuesday morning.
“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.”
In addition, Insomniac pointed out that there were 164 free water access points during the festival, with a maximum wait time of 10 minutes. Water was also available for purchase at booths inside the event as well as from hawkers who roamed the grounds.