Hundreds of medical calls, dozens of arrests during 2nd night of EDC

LAS VEGAS - Medical responders stayed busy during the second night of the Electric Daisy Carnival taking place in Las Vegas over the weekend.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department reports medical staff received 305 medical calls Saturday night into Sunday morning. Five people had to go the hospital.  


The number of calls is down from the 443 medical incidents on the first night of the festival. 

LVMPD provided 8 News NOW the following EDC statistics:  

Saturday statistics

  • 9 Traffic citations
  • 2 Misdemeanor citations
  • 8 Misdemeanor arrests
  • 0 Gross misdemeanor arrests
  • 28 Felony arrests – 27 narcotics-related and 1 warrant
  • 4 DUI arrests
  • 0 Traffic accidents
  • 0 Traffic fatalities
  • 305 Medical calls. 5 transported to an area hospital.
  • 135K Attendees per Insomniac Productions
  • 77 Ejections per Insomniac Productions

Friday statistics 

  • 5 Traffic citations
  • 5 Misdemeanor citations
  • 2 Misdemeanor arrests
  • 2 Gross misdemeanor arrests - Battery on a Police Officer
  • 29 Felony arrests – narcotics-related
  • 0 DUI – Alcohol arrests
  • 0 DUI – Drug arrests
  • 3 Traffic accidents
  • 0 Traffic fatalities
  • 443 Medical calls. 6 transported to an area hospital
  • 136K Attendees per Insomniac Productions
  • 118 Ejections per Insomniac Productions


Officials won't say how many of those medical calls were related to the heat, as reported drug use or pre-existing health conditions could also be a factor.

An excessive heat warning issued by the National Weather Service is in effect for the next seven days, as temperatures are expected to hit as high as 117 degrees.


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