Man who ran into flames at Burning Man festival has died

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According to CNN, the medical staff at UC Davis Medical Center said the toxicology screening on Mitchell is pending but it was confirmed that he was not under the influence of alcohol.

"We don't know if it was intentional on his part or if it was just kind of induced by drugs".

Sheriff Jerry Allen's statement said: "Our hearts and prayers go out to Aaron's family during this unexpected tragedy".

Mitchell was a USA citizen from Oklahoma but was now living in Switzerland.

Burning Man is an annual nine-day event, at which tens of thousands congregate in Black Rock Desert and build a new city from scratch, only to dismantle or burn everything before leaving. "Trauma needs processing. Promote calls, hugs, self-care, check-ins, and sleep".

If there ever was a time to come together with your neighbors in celebration of freedom, self-expression and art, it would be during the Burning Man festival. Fire crews were not able to get to him immediately because there was burning wood falling off the structure, they had to wait until it had collapsed before attending to Mitchell.

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Shocking photographs revealed the moment Joel was chased by security who tried to stop him from running into the blaze at the Burning Man festival. The victim was identified as a Salt Lake City resident in his thirties, who broke through the established safety perimeter and entered the flames, Burning Man website said.

Wallmann said that means record temperatures could be set over the weekend at Burning Man, too.

If the images from the livestream inspire you, it's never too early to start planning for your first Burning Man experience.

It is not known if the man survived the incident in the United States desert.

The organisers of the festival released several statements following the incident that happened on the Saturday evening (2 September).

In 2014, a man in Utah died by jumping into a huge ceremonial bonfire in an event that was similar to Burning Man. It was investigated as a suicide.

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