A guy became a “Burning Man” after sprinting into the festival’s namesake fire David McNew/Newsmakers

A man at Nevada’s Burning Man festival had to be airlifted from the Black Rock Desert after broaching a safety barrier and sprinting into Burning Man’s namesake burning effigy on Saturday night.

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The New York Post reports that the man remains unidentified, and while fire and rescue personnel tried to stop him, they could not. A statement from the Burning Man Project credits Black Rock City fire personnel with the man’s rescue.

Associated Press reports that the man has died at the University of California-Davis hospital burn center.

The annual art and culture festival attracts tens of thousands of people.

Patrick is a content editor for Rare.
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