20-Year-Old Man Dies During Final Day Of Electric Forest

According to Michigan State Police, 20-year-old Brian Alan Brockette passed away yesterday during the final day of this year's Electric Forest festival in Rothbury, MI. The Caledonia, MI resident was on hand as a volunteer for an outside contractor as per Mlive.com. The Michigan State Police say that Brockette suffered a medical emergency last night around 11:15 p.m. and subsequently passed away.

The Michigan State Police, who are currently investigating the events that led to Brockette's death, have issued the following statement:

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.

Electric Forest organizers also released a statement:

On Sunday night, the festival's health and safety team was alerted to a medical emergency involving an outside vendor's volunteer. Event medical personnel responded along side Michigan State Police troopers. The man was then transported to a local hospital. We later learned that, unfortunately, he passed away.

This festival was created to celebrate life and to enjoy music in a magical setting. This has deeply affected everyone involved with the event. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to his family and friends.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Brockette's friends and family.

[via Mlive.com]

[Published on: 6/30/14]

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