Volunteer Dies On Last Night of Electric Forest Festival


Sad news today: A 20-year-old volunteer at the Electric Forest festival in Rothbury, has died. Brian Alan Brockette was working the festival when he suffered a medical emergency just after 11 p.m. on Sunday night, officials said. The official cause of death is at this point unknown.

The Medical Examiners office has confirmed that an autopsy has been conducted and the results are pending. The investigation will remain under investigation until those results come in.

Electric Forest has issued a statement regarding the incident:

“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.”

Thousands of festival-goers attended this year’s Electric Forest, which was held June 26-29th at the Double JJ Resort in Rothbury, Michigan.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this time.


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