Festival attendee dies at Warped Tour

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Woman, 19, passes away at Toronto-area outdoor festival

As reported by a variety of sources, a 19-year-old London woman, Taylor Nesseth, died at a Warped Tour festival in Toronto’s Molson Amphitheatre on Sunday, July 15.

Vans Warped tour have issued the following official statement:

The Vans Warped Tour family is saddened by the death of a patron attending Toronto’s concert at The Flats at Molson Canadian Amphitheater on July 15, 2012. The patron collapsed and was immediately attended to by security and venue medical staff. After attempts to resuscitate on the grounds, the patron was later pronounced dead after arriving at a local hospital. The cause of the death has yet to be determined but the Warped Tour and Molson Amphitheater staff are working closely with the authorities to investigate and determine the nature surrounding the incident and will make further details known as they become available. Our deepest condolences are with the patron’s family and friends.

Toronto police have said foul play isn’t suspected. Nesseth’s family is waiting for the autopsy results to find how she died.

The incident is the latest tragedy to befall outdoor festivals across North America, including last year’s fatal stage collapse at the Ottawa Bluesfest during a Cheap Trick concert, and the fatal collapse at the Big Valley Jamboree in Camrose, Alberta.

With outdoor festival season in full swing, including this weekend’s Ness Creek Festival near Big River, Saskatchewan, Ominocity would like to remind everyone to stay safe out there.