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Letter to the editor: Lack of foresight ended in loss of life

SnowGlobe dropped the ball once again, only this time such lack of foresight cost a young lady her life. A year ago the event produced two major red flags and demonstrated rookies at work. The hard part of throwing such a large-scale event lies in preparation. Covering all scenarios prior and being ready for what's presented on the go is paramount. Noise complaints rang out a year ago due to stage direction pointing toward a neighborhood ... rookie mistake. Garbage cleanup upon exit being a second red flag. Zero-degree weather is a major threat. It's called the weather channel; it's called having recognition and foresight that such temperatures kill people. And to have an event full of kids and adults partying like rock stars must bring action to protect people from themselves. Forest surrounds this venue and people disoriented or drunk surely are likely to wander into the forest. In fact, hundreds probably did this evening, but unfortunately one did not make it out alive. Foresight by event coordinators should have had teams doing a sweep in all directions every night through the surrounding forest. That 20-30 minute sweep would have saved a life. And to lack the ability to see the tragedy before it happened demonstrates event coordinators who lack the skill set to throw such an event. Totally unacceptable.

Josh Hempel

South Lake Tahoe


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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Jan 10, 2013 01:31PM Published Jan 10, 2013 01:29PM Copyright 2013 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.