Crowd Surfer Dies In Vancouver

A concertgoer died at a Smashing Pumpkins concert at the PNE Forum in Vancouver September 24th, apparently while crowd-surfing.

Witnesses said a man fell and hit the ground while surfing, and Vancouver police said a 20-year-old man from Richmond has died.

"I guess the person was crowd surfing and basically fell down and when he came out, he was lifeless," a witness told Vancouver’s News 1130 radio station. "They couldn’t find a pulse and they worked on him for a while but they were unsuccessful."

Details were sketchy at press time, but facility operator Live Nation issued a statement: "We have heard preliminary reports that a patron had a medial emergency at the PNE Forum on Monday evening and was later pronounced dead at St. Paul’s Hospital.

"We are currently awaiting an official report from local authorities. We extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased."