Man in Vegas for Electric Daisy Carnival dies - 8 News NOW

Man in Las Vegas for Electric Daisy Carnival dies

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LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A 21-year-old man who came to Las Vegas for the Electric Daisy Carnival was taken to the hospital before making it to the event and has since died.

Officials say Joey Saychack of Fresno, California died at Spring Valley Hospital on Wednesday.

Clark County Assistant Coroner John Fudenberg says a cause of death hasn't been determined and isn't expected until lab reports are complete in the next 4-6 weeks.

Fudenberg said Saychack was found unresponsive in a Las Vegas house he had rented with a group that was attending the rave. He was taken to the hospital on Friday.

The death is the third reported among people in town for this year's event, which drew more than 130,000 people each night and ran from Friday night to Monday morning.

The organizers of EDC, Insomniac, released this statement:

“Any loss of life is an undeniable tragedy. However, this individual never set foot inside of our event and Electric Daisy Carnival had nothing to do with this incident. Insomniac continues to do everything possible to keep our fans safe, but at a certain point, the media needs to focus on personal responsibility/accountability and stop placing blame on the events these individuals attend, or in this case, think about attending,” spokesperson for Insomniac Jennifer Forkish said.



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