Man Dies After Attending Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas

By NBC Bay Area Staff
|  Monday, Jun 23, 2014  |  Updated 1:35 AM EDT
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A San Leandro, California, man died in Las Vegas Saturday after he was rushed to the hospital after attending a popular music festival.

A San Leandro, California, man died in Las Vegas Saturday after he was rushed to the hospital after attending a popular music festival.

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A San Leandro, California, man died in Las Vegas Saturday after he was rushed to the hospital after attending a popular music festival.

The coroners office said 24-year-old Montgomery Tsang died early in the morning after attending the Electronic Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas.

Authorities said he suffered a medical episode but did not give further details. According to the Las Vegas Sun, initial reports suggested Tsang collapsed in the Las Vegas Motor Speedway parking lot.

Hundreds of thousands of people are attending the three-day event billed as the "largest multi-day concert in North America."

Some people who attended the festival said with so many people there, a tragedy like this is inevitable.

EDC released a statement, which in part read:

"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."

When contacted by NBC Bay Area on Saturday, Tsang's family declined comment. According to an online social networking site, it appears that Tsang worked at the Golden Tee Golfland in Castro Valley.

A neighbor, who chose to be identified as Abe, said Tsang will be missed.

"He's a nice kid, nice person, always say hi and bye," he said. "They were pretty quiet. They kind of kept to themselves. Good people though."

MyNews3.com in Las Vegas reported that EDC has a medical staff of around 70, including nurses, doctors and paramedics.

The site reported that 29 narcotics-related arrests were made at the festival from 6 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday. A record crowd of 134,000 people showed up on the second night of the festival. Authorities responded to 249 mostly minor medical calls with five people being taken to area hospitals, the site reported.

Tsang's death is the first since the festival moved to Las Vegas. Details of his death are still under investigation.

In 2010, a 15-year-old girl died from a drug overdose at the festival when it was held in Los Angeles.

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