20-Year-Old Woman Dies After Attending EDC In Las Vegas
A 20-year-old San Diego woman has died after going to Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas last weekend. Kenani Kaimuloa, 20, had left the festival and was waiting for a bus with her friends on Monday morning at 6 a.m. when she fell to the ground and began convulsing, according to Las Vegas Review Journal. Though her friends called 9-1-1, paramedics were unable to reach her for about 10 minutes due to festival traffic.
Kaimuloa was transported to nearby hospital where she remained on life support until she died on Wednesday night.
Her father, Dane Kaimuloa, had served in the Iraq war. He told Fox 5 Vegas, "My daughter, we had such a great bond. She was my rock—my rock that got me back from Iraq."
The weather may have played some role in her death. Temperatures reached 109 degrees on Sunday, and doctors determined that Kaimuloa died from heatstroke, dehydration and exhaustion.
Music promoter Insomanic, which helms EDC, released the following statement:
We were shocked and saddened to learn that a young woman who had attended the festival passed away today, June 23, 2016. Our sincerest thoughts and condolences go out to the family and friends of the woman. While the cause of this tragedy has not yet been determined, we ask everyone to keep her loved ones in their prayers during their time of grieving.
According to a GoFundMe set up for the woman's family, a memorial service will be held for her in California.
Nani's parents are respecting Nani's decision to be an organ donor. Her organ donation is happening today and her precious gifts will hopefully bless others who are in desperate need. Today is especially hard on her family so please keep contact with them to a minimum. She will return to California this week and a memorial will be planned soon. Again I want to thank everyone for their extreme generosity and compassion shown to this family during this difficult time.
One person died at last year's last year as well, and two died in 2014. And in 2010, a 15-year-old girl died from an ecstasy overdose when EDC was held at the Coliseum in Los Angeles. The festival moved to Las Vegas in 2011.