Illegal rave party in Maine-et-Loire: a man died of cardio-respiratory arrest

Illegal rave party in Maine-et-Loire: a man died of cardio-respiratory arrest
Illegal rave party in Maine-et-Loire: a man died of cardio-respiratory arrest

A man died on Sunday May 12 of cardio-respiratory arrest during an undeclared rave party in Parnay, Maine-et-Loire. A judicial investigation has been opened.


A man in his thirties died on Sunday morning of cardio-respiratory arrest during an undeclared rave party organized since Thursday in Parnay, near Saumur, which attracted some 10,000 people, the prefecture announced. of Maine-et-Loire.

The victim was treated very quickly by emergency services but unfortunately died on the spot, the sub-prefect of Saumur, Christophe Carol, told AFP. A judicial investigation was opened under the authority of the Saumur public prosecutor and no information on the potential causes of death has been communicated at this stage..

An undeclared gathering

The undeclared rave party was over by midday on Sunday and many participants had already started to leave the site. Revelers came from all over France to take part in this event which took neighboring towns and the authorities by surprise despite a prefectural decree prohibiting festive gatherings throughout the long Ascension Bridge weekend. The Maine-et-Loire prefecture notably denounced the absence of sanitary facilities and access to drinking water on the site., private agricultural land lost among the vineyards on the edge of a wood. Friday afternoon, more than 24 hours after the arrival of the first revelers, local authorities had to install a temporary water point nearby, an AFP journalist noted. Authorities were also concerned about access difficulties for emergency vehicles. By midday on Sunday, around 200 people had been treated by rescuers and firefighters present at the rave party site, and at least ten were transported to hospital.specified the sub-prefect of Saumur.

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