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The Clark County Coroner confirms EDC Vegas attendee died of heat exposure & drug abuse

The Clark County Coroner’s Office has released the cause of death for a woman who died following EDC Las Vegas last month. Kenani Kaimuloa, a 20-year-old festival attendee, died of combined intoxication after ingesting both cocaine and ecstasy at the event. The coroner also reported that outdoor heat – temperatures regularly exceeded 100 degrees during the festival – factored in to Kaimuloa’s death.

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Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) in Las Vegas 2016. IMG: Billboard

The San Diego native was waiting for a shuttle bus with a group of friends Monday about 6 a.m. – after the festival had concluded – when she collapsed and started convulsing, her father, Dane Kaimuloa, said.

Her friends contacted 911, Kaimuloa said, but because of the extensive exit traffic after the festival, it took about 10 minutes for paramedics to get to her. In that time, her heart stopped. “She’s 20 years old and I’ll never see her again,” her father said.

Doctors told Kaimuloa the girl died from heatstroke, dehydration and exhaustion. The highs for the weekend were 98 degrees last Friday, 100 on Saturday and 109 on Sunday, according to the National Weather Service. She was officially pronounced dead on the evening of Wednesday, June 22.

In response to the woman’s death, Insomniac 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.”

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