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Safety a top priority at this year's Electric Daisy Carnival

Posted at 10:37 AM, Jun 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-15 15:40:12-04

The 2017 Electric Daisy Carnival kicks off tomorrow at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

The festival brings in thousands of tourists every year, but the fun has occasionally turned into tragedy. Last year officers say they made more than 100 drug arrests and more than six hundred people were given medical treatment.

One woman died while attending the event last year, reportedly due to a combination of drugs and heat. A man died in 2015 from an overdose and three people died the year before that.

Officers and first responders will be at the festival this year to help ensure the safety of all participants.

There are also cooling stations to help partiers brave the near-record high temperatures.