A 20-year-old woman partying at EDC Las Vegas was declared legally deceased this past Wednesday (June 22).
She reportedly began showing extreme physical symptoms and even collapsed following the end of the three-day music festival. Her family requested that her name not be released, but it has been reported that she traveled from San Diego to attend the festival in Las Vegas.
Her father Dane Kaimoula said in a statement to FOX5 News, “My daughter, we had such a great bond. She was my rock -- my rock that brought me back from Iraq. “
He further said, “When I walked in, I looked at the tube coming coming out. I’ve seen death in Iraq. This brought it back. You read it in the paper that everything went well and there were no deaths, but it’s not true. I’m mad. I’m very angry.”
Kaimoula ended with, “I just wish I had one more moment to say I love you, to say I really miss you and Daddy just loves you so much.”
According to Billboard, it was originally reported that no deaths had occurred from the festival, but is appeared that the report was issued too soon.
The woman’s friends reported that she fell ill while waiting for shuttles from the festival at 6 a.m. on Monday. Due to the extreme amount of traffic at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, ambulances weren’t able to reach her when she began having seizures.
The woman was taken to University Medical Center, but her temperature was almost 110 degrees by the time she reached the hospital. Her body was put on ice but it didn’t reverse the damage done.
Insomniac Events, the promotions company behind EDC, released a statement on her death that read, “Our sincerest thoughts and condolences go to the family and friends of the guest who passed away after attending the festival. While the cause of this tragedy has not yet been determined, we ask everyone to keep her loved ones in their prayers during this time of grieving.”