I am sad to report that during the first day of Hard Summer, a death occured due to cardiac distress. Live Nation reported that emergency care was swifly provided but that there was nothing they could do. Flying Lotus, who was getting ready to play at the time, even went to Twitter to report the terrible news of what he saw.
Damn. I saw a guy die before I played my set. Heavy.
— FLYLO (@flyinglotus) August 4, 2013
Live Nation released this statement earlier today about the incident:
“During Saturday evening’s event held at Los Angeles State Historic Park, a patron experienced cardiac distress and sadly passed away at the hospital. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.
Our guests’ safety and well being is of paramount importance at every Live Nation event. We have skilled EMT’s, police, and security staff deployed on site to respond to any emergency situation and last night members of this emergency team were with this patron and administering CPR within two minutes of notification. We work closely with local health and safety authorities to plan for emergencies and set the appropriate staffing levels for each event.”
My heart goes out to the family and friends of the victim. The scene has lost another great member and we are all saddened by this.