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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Tourney honors Vista woman, 20


FALLBROOK — Friends and family will gather in Fallbrook on Sunday, July 24, for a softball tournamant to honor a Vista woman who died last month at the Electric Daisy Carnival festival in Las Vegas.Kenani “Nani” Kaimuloa, 20, succumbed to heat-related injuries in the hours after the three-day rave event June 17-19 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

She collapsed while waiting for a shuttle bus outside the festival grounds in the early morning hours of June 20. By the time she was taken to the hospital, her body temperature was measured at 110 degrees. She was removed from life support on June 23 after her family donated her organs, according to Las Vegas media reports.

The Las Vegas Sun reported that this year 617 festival goers were treated for heat-related ailments and 17 were hospitalized. Kaimuloa was the only fatality. The annual rave has drawn negative media attention in recent years after two festival goers died from drug overdoses — one in 2014 and another in 2015.

Kaimuloa graduated from Vista High School, where she was a member of the girls wrestling team. Continue reading
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