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Man leaps into local 'burning man' fire 

2:48 is where it happens, sorry for not editing. The man died, obviously.

First upload, been coming here since Ogrish days.


Text from FOX13 article added by staff (thanks to LL member Farley_Green):

TOOELE COUNTY, Utah — Event organizers of Element 11, a festival referred to by many as Utah’s version of Burning Man, released a statement Sunday after a man died in what appears to be a suicide by jumping into a large fire surrounded by hundreds of festival-goers.
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Festival officials said as the art project was being burned (burning the art is an integral part of the festivities) a man suddenly rushed past security and jumped into the fire. Officials said there were between 25 and 40 volunteers forming a perimeter around the fire to prevent people from getting too close. Those nearby attempted to shout at the man and even chase him, but they were unable to prevent him from jumping.

Officials said that once the man was in the fire there was nothing they could do, as they said attempting to intervene could have led to more deaths.

Full story at:
http://fox13now.com/2014/07/13/element-11-releases-statement-after-man-at-festival-jumps-into-fire-dies/

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Added: Jul-14-2014 Occurred On: Jul-13-2014
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Location: Grantsville, Utah, United States (load item map)
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