1 man dies at electronic music concert in Vegas

Posted June 20, 2017

The electronic dance music festival, staged at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, lasts until Monday.

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The annual festival at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway has drawn more than 135,000 people a night in previous years.

230 musicians including names such as Alison Wonderland, Diplo, Jauz, Marshmello, Tiesto and Martin Garrix are scheduled to perform over the weekend in the three-day event, which is bound to draw large crowds of music-lovers from all across the United States and overseas, Charlotte Observer reported. "Beyond EDC Las Vegas, SiriusXM broadcasts so many of our major events live and even hosts our weekly radio show, Night Owl Radio on Electric Area".

A Las Vegas coroner said Michael Morse, 34, had a body temperature of 109 degrees at the time of his death, his wife, Jennifer Marshall, told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. His hometown was not immediately known, and the cause of death was under investigation.

Police said Morse's death occurred outside the festival's operating hours of 7 p.m.to about 5:30 a.m. and is not being investigated as a crime.

An excessive heat warning issued by the National Weather Service is in effect for the next seven days, as temperatures are expected to hit as high as 117 degrees. Most were treated at the site, but 16 people, including one employee were taken to the hospital.

"Please don't wait to seek medical attention", Steiner said.

Organizers say another 282 people were ejected.

Police reported that all but five of the 95 felony arrests made during the weekend were for drug use or possession. If you would like to discuss another topic, look for a relevant article.