Horrifically, Aaron Joel Mitchell, 41, ran into the Burning Man festival’s signature burning of a towering effigy and was pulled back out of it. He was airlifted to a hospital, where he later died.
Other photos showed the man in the fire as well as rescuers running toward it in an attempt to save him. According to USA Today, Mitchell broke through two safety perimeters at and into the flames of the massive burning effigy last night.
Outlets have reported that Mitchell was not under the influence of alcohol at the time of the incident, but toxicology tests are pending.
(Photo, Twitter, via CNN)