A Burning Man participant was found dead this morning, hanging from the inside of a two-story high tent, according to Mark Pirtle, special agent in charge for the Bureau of Land Management.
The apparent suicide would be the festival's first in its 21 year history, Pirtle said.
Pershing County coroners are investigating the scene and preparing to remove the body. Pirtle said the man was hanging for two hours before anyone in the large tent thought to bring him down. "His friends thought he was doing an art piece," Pirtle said.
Thursday, August 30, 2007
IT'S A BURNING MAN THING
"Radical self expression" is the Burning Man way, and one guy has taken it to new heights. As SF Gate's culture blog explains:
Put 36,000-plus free thinkers on an ancient lake bed and someone, or thing, is bound to get burnt.