UPDATE: Day 3 of EDC ends with 38 felony arrests

UPDATE ON JUNE 19: Las Vegas police released the final EDC statistics after the third day of the festival.

A total of 342 medical calls were made on the last day, and four people were taken to the hospital. Meanwhile, 38 people were arrested on felony charges, 34 of which were narcotics-related.

The production company behind the festival says 135,000 people attended EDC on day three.

UPDATE ON JUNE 18: Day two of EDC ended with roughly 135,000 people in attendance, according to festival organizers. 

Statistics provided by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department show that fewer medical calls were made - 305 on Saturday compared with 443 on Friday - though five people were taken to the hospital. 

Police also made 28 felony arrests on Saturday, 27 of which were narcotics-related. On Friday, all 29 felony arrests were drug charges.


LAS VEGAS (AP) - More than 400 medical calls were reported during the first night of the Electric Daisy Carnival music festival, held in the Nevada desert during Las Vegas' first major heat wave.

Las Vegas police says six people were taken to a local hospital overnight.

Officials won't say how many of those 443 medical calls were related to the heat, as reported drug use or pre-existing health conditions could also be a factor.

Festival organizers estimate that there were 136,000 attendees partying from sundown Friday to sunrise Saturday at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

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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