Man dies at Altitude nightclub |

Man dies at Altitude nightclub

Amanda Fehd

A man collapsed and died at Altitude nightclub in Harrah’s on Thursday night for unknown reasons, according to Douglas County Sheriff’s Department

Undersheriff Bob Rudnick said their respondents to the scene could find no immediately apparent reason for the death of Juan “Pepe” Ortega. Paramedics attempted to resuscitate the man, but were unsuccessful, he said.

“We don’t have any rhyme or reasons as to why this incident occurred,” said Rudnick. “There were paramedics readily available and they could not revive him.”

The investigation will await the results of an autopsy.

Harrah’s management was just getting more information about the death on Friday afternoon, and could provide no further information. Harrah’s employs people trained as first responders, who are available around the clock at the casino.

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