Volunteer dies at Electric Forest

Jun 30, 2014 at 5:20 pm
According to Michigan State Police, a 20-year-old volunteer died Sunday night at 11:15 p.m. at Rothbury, MI's annual electronic music festival, Electric Forest.

Brian Brockette, who was a volunteer for an outside vendor, suffered a medical emergency and died, according to a report by the state police. An investigation is currently underway and officials are awaiting results from an autopsy.

The police released the following statement on Brockette's death:

The Michigan State Police Hart Post and the Oceana County Medical Examiner’s Office are waiting for the results of an autopsy conducted on Brian Alan Brockette , a 20 year old, Caledonia, Michigan, man.  The victim suffered a medical emergency on Sunday, June 29, 2014, at approximately 11:15pm, and subsequently passed away.  The victim was a volunteer for an outside vendor at the Electric Forest Festival.  The incident remains under investigation by the Michigan State Police.

The Oceana County Medical Examiners Office will complete their investigation after receiving the final autopsy report.  Questions about the medical response are to be directed to the Electric Forest Festival promoters, who contracted for medical services.  The final autopsy report will be sent to the Oceana County Medical Examiner’s Office, and questions concerning those results should be directed to their office.  No further information is available at this time.

Additionally, 20 arrests were made related this year's edition of Electric Forest, 14 of which were made on the festival grounds, according to police.