Monday, July 16, 2012

Fan dies at warped tour

A young woman died after collapsing today at the Toronto stop of Vans Warped Tour, held at The Flats @ Molson Amphitheatre. News reports estimate she collapsed near the stage at around 12:40 p.m. Doors had opened at 12 p.m.

The Toronto Star says that Emergency Medical Services personnel relayed that people saw the woman lying on the grass without vital signs and called 911. CPR was administered by witnesses, implying more than one person tried the life-saving measure, but were unable to revive her. An ambulance was called and started advance life support, as she was rushed to Toronto Western Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. The Star listed her age as "early 20s," while CP24 say she was 19. Her name is Taylor Nesseth and the cause of death has not been released.

Concert-goers were cleared from the site after, unrelated to the incident. A severe thunderstorm hit the area and ticket holders were allowed to take shelter under the Molson Amphitheatre roof. The Flats @ Molson Amphitheatre is located just steps from the Live Nation shed on the shores of Lake Ontario.


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