After an incident in the crowd...
Jason Gregory

14:12 26th September 2007

A man has died after an incident in the crowd at a Smashing Pumpkins concert in Vancouver on Monday (September 24th).

Police say the man was unconscious when he was pulled from the crowd after becoming involved in either a moshing or crowd surfing incident.

He was then taken to the side of the stage at the PNE Forum where first aid personnel worked on him before he was transferred to St. Paul's Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

Const. Howard Chow said that police had “determined that there wasn't any foul play or suspicious circumstances involved," but admitted that the death “could” have been the result of an out of control mosh-pit.

Laura Balance, a PNE media relations spokeswoman, said: "In fairness to family and friends of this individual we just don't want to start speculating.

"It's just a really, really sad ending to what started out to be probably a very fun night for a young man."

Balance added that crowd surfacing is “discouraged” at the venue and they carry a three strikes and your out rule for anyone caught breaking the rule, reports the Canadian Press.

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