tiptrot.com June 23, 2018

Man rescued from the flames at Burning Man festival has died

04 September 2017, 06:59 | Mandy Simon

Here's what Burning Man looks like from up above. REUTERS Jim Urquhart

Here's what Burning Man looks like from up above.   REUTERS  Jim Urquhart

Here's how it went down. a guy literally sprinted past fire crews Saturday night that were stationed around one of the giant burning man structures in Nevada, leaving him engulfed in flames.

Mitchell died hours later at the UC Davis hospital burn centre in California.

Shocking pictures show firefighters rushing after the man into the flaming structure, but were forced to abandon their efforts when conditions became too risky.

Organizers are also offering emotional support counselling at the art and music celebration in the Black Rock Desert.

Mitchell was a USA citizen who had a home in Oklahoma but apparently was living in Switzerland with his wife, the sheriff's office said.

'Black Rock City fire personnel rescued him from the fire.

Over 70,000 people are attending the 26th installment of the festival in Northern Nevada.

The AP notes that "Attendees have tried to run into the flames [before] as a symbol of rebirth".

On Saturday evening around 10:30PM, an attendee of Burning Man slipped through safety perimeters and leapt into a fire.

SHOCKING photographs have captured the moment when a man ran straight into white-hot flames at a festival.

Burning Man ends Monday.

There have been injuries reported before but Allen said this is the first fatality he's aware of in his 15 years with the county.

That's because the free-wheeling, don't-call-us-a-festival dedicated to radical self-expression and reliance in the middle of nowhere is nearly 4,000 feet above sea level.

Burning Man's organizers set up an official livestream, which has broadcast the playa since August 30.

Other News


Trending Now

How much is gas?
DeHaan said the fact that global reserves are en route underscores the "severity of the situation". Waskevich was optimistic, however, that any Harvey-related gas price spike "shouldn't last long".

Chelsea yet to meet Leicester's asking price for Danny Drinkwater
Leicester are reported to be holding out for a fee in the region of £40 million for Drinkwater, with Chelsea hoping to sign him for £30m.

From the archives: the aftermath of Princess Diana's death
The fractures in the bond between the royals and the people that Diana's death revealed became the story then. Kate Middleton, very chic and, as usual, was also at her husband's side, to bring him all their support.

Hurricane Harvey Leaves Congress With a Pair of Financial Challenges
Peter King of NY said Saturday on Twitter: " Ted Cruz & Texas cohorts voted vs NY /NJ aid after Sandy but I'll vote 4 Harvey aid". But with damage estimates already rising into the tens of billions of dollars, the fund's balance is nearly certainly inadequate.

Johnson downs Spieth in Northern Trust playoff
Jordan Spieth birdied three of his last five holes to grab a three-shot lead after the third round of the Northern Trust . Johnson's putt curled around the cup before dropping in. "If I can continue to play the way I have been, I should be OK".

Apple Kicks Home Button to the Curb on iPhone 8
The image above suggests that the previous leaks were accurate to suggest the phone will have an L-shaped battery. The power button on the right side is physically longer to make it easier to press.

This Week's Instagram Hack May Have Affected YOU — ALERT
Social media site Instagram says it has fixed a security bug that allowed hackers to access the contact information of its users. Last July, some Instagram users were not happy as a bug reportedly deleted and disabled their accounts without permission.

Sheriff David Clarke resigns effective at 11:59 pm
In January, after four inmate deaths in county jails, County Supervisor Supreme Moore Omokunde urged Clarke to resign. Clarke was one of the few African-Americans to speak at the Republican National Convention previous year .

Lewis Hamilton plays down Sebastian Vettel's Mercedes link
But good fun in the auto because I was waiting for him to maybe have an error, he was waiting for me to maybe have an error, an off.

Trump Pledges $1m To Flood Victims
The Houston Astros Major League Baseball team has promised $4 million for recovery, and the Texas Rangers baseball team has pledged at last $1 million.