31 August 2007

Suicide at Burning Man

"Just when I thought I was out... "

A Burning Man participant was found dead this morning, hanging from the inside of a two-story high tent.

The apparent suicide would be the festival's first in its 21 year history. Well now its a party!

Pershing County coroners are investigating the scene and preparing to remove the body.

Apparently the man was hanging for two hours before anyone in the large tent thought to bring him down. His friends thought he was doing an art piece.

Wow. Talk about the boy who cried wolf...

A makeshift morgue is being set up at the law enforcement command center on the outskirts of Black Rock City. Authorities can not release information on the dead man's name until next of kin is notified.

The incident has gone unnoticed by most of the 36,000 revelers who have already arrived. The city's population is on pace to hit 46,000, a 14% percent increase from last year. Thanks to my blog.

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