Death at rock festival



October 10, 2016
Death at rock festival

The man's body was discovered in a dam

An event worker drowned after allegedly going for a swim.

The body of a 21-year-old worker who drowned in a farm dam at the Rocking the Daisies music festival in Darling on Friday was retrieved on Saturday.

Captain FC van Wyk confirmed the body of the Zimbabwean man had been found.

The man, who was a staff member of one of the event’s suppliers, had reportedly asked his boss if he could get a boerewors roll and take a swim in the dam.

A friend alerted emergency services.

The organisers said in a statement: “The festival is following all prescribed protocol and is working with the appropriate authorities to understand how the incident happened. All of us are deeply saddened by this news.”

The name of the man has not been made public.

Despite the incident, the show went on with the likes of Jimmy Nevis, AKA, Prime
Circle and US rapper Mac Miller on stage.

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