A 41 year old man has died following an incident at last weekends Burning Man festival. Around 10:30pm on Saturday evening, Aaron Joel Mitchell from Switzerland evaded multiple members of security to reach the 50ft wooden statue.
Aaron was treated on site before being transported to the burn treatment center at University of California, where he later died on Sunday morning. Authorities say Aaron was not drunk at the time of the incident.
“Aaron Joel Mitchell, 41, succumbed Sunday morning to injuries suffered after breaking through a safety perimeter Saturday night and running into a fire at the annual Burning Man event in northern Nevada. Mr Mitchell’s family has been advised of his death. Burning Man is working with local and federal law enforcement agencies, and an investigation is currently ongoing.”