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More than 1,400 medical calls in 3 days at Electric Daisy Carnival

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Steve Marcus

Vanessa Breton of Montreal, center, and other festivalgoers listen to Sweet & Low perform during the final night of the Electric Daisy Carnival on Sunday, June 21, 2015, at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

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One person died, more than 75 people were arrested on felony counts and some 1,400 attendees were treated by medical personnel during the three-day Electric Daisy Carnival, according to Metro Police.

Officials reported 512 medical calls between Sunday night and this morning, with 10 people taken to the hospital, Metro Police said.

Authorities reported 1,426 medical calls overall, with 27 people taken to the hospital during the music festival, which began Friday night, police said.

A 24-year-old man died Saturday night at the festival’s infield care center, Officer Larry Hadfield said.

As of this morning, the Clark County Coroner’s Office had not released the man’s name or cause of death.

“Based on the location and circumstances involved (in the death), it’ll take four to eight weeks before we’ll have toxicology results back and can determine the cause of death,” Clark County coroner’s investigator Derek Dubasik told the Associated Press.

Police said 31 felony arrests were made between Sunday night and this morning, bringing the total number of felony arrests to 76. The majority were drug related, police said.

Insomniac Productions, the company behind the festival, reported nightly attendance between 134,000 and 135,000 people. The company also reported 219 people were ejected from the festival over the three-day period.

On the final night, one person was arrested on a misdemeanor count, and officers issued six misdemeanor citations and 17 traffic citations, police said. Three traffic accidents were reported.

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