Electric Forest Music Festival Encounters a Death


Michigan’s “Electric Forest Music Festival” joins the growing list of festivals that have encountered deaths. There has been one reported death triggering an investigation as reported by Fox17 West Michigan. The victim was 20 year old volunteer Brian Brockette. Michigan State Police released the following press release:

The Michigan State Police Hart Post and the Oceana County Medical Examiner’s Office are waiting for the results of an autopsy conducted on Brian Alan Brockette , a 20 year old, Caledonia, Michigan, man.  The victim suffered a medical emergency on Sunday, June 29, 2014, at approximately 11:15pm, and subsequently passed away.  The victim was a volunteer for an outside vendor at the Electric Forest Festival.  The incident remains under investigation by the Michigan State Police.

The Oceana County Medical Examiners Office will complete their investigation after receiving the final autopsy report.  Questions about the medical response are to be directed to the Electric Forest Festival promoters, who contracted for medical services.  The final autopsy report will be sent to the Oceana County Medical Examiner’s Office, and questions concerning those results should be directed to their office.  No further information is available at this time.

Sadly, this is another death attributed to festivals this year. We at #MTD hope this is not a trend that continues.

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