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Dead Man Found in Burning Guy Festival in Nevada Reported to be Unrelated to the to the Heavy Rainstorm During the Event

In this satellite photo provided by Maxar Technologies, an overview of Burning Man festival in Black Rock, Nev on Monday, Aug. 28, 2023. (©2023 Maxar Technologies via AP)

According to sources, the death of a guy at the Burning Guy festival in Nevada was unrelated to the massive rain that caused hundreds of people to shelter in place over the weekend, leaving them stuck in the desert.

Burning Man attendees are being told to shelter in place and conserve resources amid heavy flooding in the area. (Claudia Cowan/Fox News)

A 40-year-old Man Found Dead During Burning Guy Festival

The Pershing County Sheriff’s Office stated on Saturday that the death occurred “during this rain event” of Burning Guy Festival in northern Nevada, but no further information was immediately available. According to organizers, emergency officials treated the man on Friday but were unable to resuscitate him after he was discovered on the playa. The man was not identified by organizers, but his nearest of kin were informed of his death.

The sheriff’s office is still investigating; therefore, no further information has been published. According to the Independent, event organizers stated on Sunday that the death of the unidentified 40-year-old man was “unrelated to weather.” Officials from the Burning Man festival did not immediately reply to Fox News Digital’s questions.

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Burning Guy Festival Attendees Advised to seek Warm and Safe Computer Laboratory

During the rainstorms on Saturday, organizers of the counterculture festival advised attendees to seek refuge in a warm, safe location and preserve food, water, and gasoline. Because of the weather, both the airport and the entrance to Black Rock City, Nevada, where the event is place, were closed. The actions were taken after the festival site was soaked by more than a half-inch of rain on Friday, according to the National Weather Service in Reno. On Sunday, another quarter-inch of rain is forecast.

Images from the festival, which began on August 27 and was scheduled to end on Monday, showed people trudging through the muck at the event location, which was located approximately 110 miles north of Reno. Many of them walking through the mud were either barefoot or wearing plastic bags on their feet. The yearly ceremony is notable for the burning of a giant wooden effigy, which was scheduled for Saturday night. The event webpage stated that the burning will take place on Monday night at 9 p.m.

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