A banner welcomes attendees of the sprawling electronic music fest Electric Daisy Carnival in 2013 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. (FOX5 FILE)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -
The Clark County Coroner's Office confirmed the death of a person who needed medical assistance early Saturday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the site of Electric Daisy Carnival.
According to medical examiners, Montgomery Tsang, 24, of San Leandro, CA, was identified as the person who died Saturday.
The coroner's office said a call at the Speedway for medical assistance related to Tsang came in just before 6:15 a.m. Tsang was rushed to University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
The official cause of Tsang's death remained pending on Saturday.
When reached Saturday afternoon for information on the death, a watch commander for Las Vegas Metro police did not have details on the incident.
A spokesperson for EDC's producer Insomniac released this statement regarding the death:
"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. Dance music fans pride themselves in being part of a loving community and, as we get ready to start the second night of the show, we ask everyone to help us keep this event safe. Look after your group of friends, utilize the buddy system, and if you see something, say something. No one should ever hesitate to ask any of our medical staff, public safety personnel or Insomniac staff for help, or call 911 in case of an emergency. One death is one too many, and we all must do our part to keep each other safe, healthy and happy, tonight and every night."
The 2014 edition of Electric Daisy Carnival, the three-night, sprawling electronic music festival, opened to fans Friday evening. More than 100,000 people were expected to attend each night of the event.
Police on Saturday reported making 29 narcotics-related arrests after night one. There were 249 medical calls and five hospital transports, Metro also reported.
Stay tuned to FOX5 for the latest on this developing story.
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