Man Dies at Element 11 Festival

July 14, 2014

element 11(Tooele County, UT)  —  A man is dead after jumping into a fire at the Element 11 Festival in Tooele County this weekend.

The festival’s safety coordinator J.P. Bernier says the fire was surrounded by more than 25 people.  The fire was an artistic burning of a three-story high structure built to represent a character from the book “Where the Wild Things Are.”  Bernier says the man who died was camping with a group of people at the festival.  The festival was supposed to run throughout the weekend, but after Saturday’s tragic event, hundreds of festival-goers decided to pack up and go home early.

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