Fan dies following “cardiac distress” at HARD Summer

Sad news out of Los Angeles: A 25-year-old attendee of HARD Summer died on Saturday night after going into cardiac arrest on the festival grounds, according to L.A. Weekly. The incident occurred prior to Flying Lotus’ 10:25 p.m. set; the artist tweeted about witnessing the situation before taking the stage.

An L.A. Fire Department spokeswoman told the Weekly that “a 25-year-old male was found unresponsive, pulseless and non-breathing at the venue by a team of veteran LAFD paramedics. He was transported in grave condition to L.A. County-USC Medical Center.”

Today, Live Nation, which organizes HARD events, issued the following statement:

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.