BLACK ROCK CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on the man who died at the Burning Man festival (all times local):
A Nevada sheriff says the man who ran into the flames at the Burning Man festival’s signature burning ceremony has died.
Pershing County Sheriff Jerry Allen says the man ran through a human-chain of security officers at about 10:30 p.m. Saturday during the Man Burn event at the counter-culture festival.
The sheriff says the man was rescued by firefighters and later died at the UC Davis hospital burn center in California.
The nine-day event culminates with the burning of a towering 40-foot effigy made of wood. Attendees have tried to run into the flames as a symbol of rebirth.
Festival organizers didn’t immediately respond when asked for comment.