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Calif. man, 24, dies at Electric Daisy Carnival

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LAS VEGAS — A man who attended the Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas died while leaving the all-night event, according to sources from Metro police.

The Clark County Coroner has identified the man as 24-year-old Montgomery Tsang of San Leandro, California. According to a friend, Tsang collapsed in the parking lot while leaving the festival, police were told. He was taken to University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Initial reports indicate Tsang suffered from some sort of medical condition, although the coroner has not released an official cause of death.

EDC released the following statement: 

"Today we learned some very tragic news, that after attending the festival a guest of the show has passed away. We are deeply saddened by this news, and hope that everyone will join us in keeping his family and friends in their thoughts during this very difficult time. Dance music fans pride themselves in being part of a loving community and, as we get ready to start the second night of the show, we ask everyone to help us keep this event safe. Look after your group of friends, utilize the buddy system, and if you see something, say something. No one should ever hesitate to ask any of our medical staff, public safety personnel or Insomniac staff for help, or call 911 in case of an emergency. One death is one too many, and we all must do our part to keep each other safe, healthy and happy, tonight and every night." 

Las Vegas police say of nearly 250 mostly minor medical calls the first night, only five resulted in trips to the hospital.

They also reported 29 drug-related felony arrests.

It's EDC's fourth year in Las Vegas. The event moved from the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum amid controversy over the 2010 death of a 15-year-old attendee who was treated for drug intoxication.

Organizers expect more than 140,000 people each night, which is held at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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