San Diego woman brain-dead after seizure at Electric Daisy Carnival

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Kenani Kaimulua

LAS VEGAS — A San Diego father said his daughter was declared legally brain dead after suffering seizures at the Electric Daisy Carnival last weekend.

Kenani Kaimulua, 20, collapsed Monday morning, as the festival was coming to an end, KTNV reported. Her father, Dane Kaimulua said she became dehydrated and suffered a 10-minute seizure because of the extreme heat.

“I’m just tore up, who could ever think something like this would ever happen to their kid,” Kaimulua, an Iraq war veteran, said. “Iraq was a cakewalk compared to this.”

Las Vegas baked in record-breaking heat during the festival, with temperatures well over 100 degrees. An excessive heat warning issued the Monday of the festival.

“It was really hot on the road, 120 on the road,” Kaimulua told KTNV.  “The whole drive I was thinking wow, my daughter is in this weather, what was she really going through?”

Kaimulua said his daughter’s organs are donated Friday morning.