Ex ICU nurse at Astroworld says fest lacked medics, teens were doing CPR incorrectly

The stampede claimed the lives of eight people and injured several others


                            Ex ICU nurse at Astroworld says fest lacked medics, teens were doing CPR incorrectly
Astroworld festival stampede killed eight people and injured several others (Instagram/ @@kyliejenner and Twitter)

After the stampede at the Astroworld festival, several witness accounts have come out describing the horror and helplessness they felt at the concert. One such attendee, who was an ICU nurse, has claimed that there was a lack of medics at the scene and teenagers were performing CPR on those who got injured.

The November 5 event was Travis Scott’s third edition of his Astroworld Festival. But the highly anticipated show ended tragically as eight people lost their lives and several others got injured.

Describing the appalling scene, the former ICU nurse -- who goes by username @madddeline_____ -- wrote on Instagram: “Astroworld festival this year was fucking terrible. I don’t think i’ve ever been more disturbed. Some of these medical staff had little to no experience with CPR.”

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The witness went on to say, “There was not enough people to rotate out doing compressions on individuals that were actually pulseless. the medical staff didn’t have the tools to do their jobs. and despite the crowd around us trying to get someone to stop the concert they just kept going. even though travis acknowledged that someone in the crowed needed an ambulance.”

The attendee also mentioned that she lost her consciousness, but after regaining it, she began helping people. She wrote, “When I stood up I looked around and people were getting carried out with eyes rolled back into their heads by security, bleeding from their nose and mouth. I yelled 'has ANYBODY checked a pulse?' the security guard, frantic, asked me to help him. I checked two people and one did not have a pulse. I told them I was an ICU nurse and then another security guard, hearing that, said, “‘please come help us.’”

The former nurse said, “Teenagers are doing CPR trying to help but they're doing it incorrectly, then I see there's other people doing CPR on people who still have a pulse bc nobody has done a pulse check. It was an absolute shit show,” before adding: “People were beginning the crew operating the stage lights and stuff around us to stop the concert and they wouldn't.”

Several people on Twitter also said the same thing that the Instagrammer claimed. A user tweeted, “All these astroworld videos are so sad Bro. It’s so strange that a lot of these videos of lifeless/unconscious bodies are to the same parts of the same songs like that’s just weird to me. Also how do these medics not know the basics of their OWN JOB ?? Rip to all those people :(.” Another one commented, “Crowd surfing dead or unconscious bodies to the medics at Astroworld is absolutely wild. I legit can’t wrap my mind around that. Wow.”



 

 



 

A person said, “And if you want to have a FESTIVAL you need to have the appropriate amount of security, medics, medical tents (!!), barricaded ambulance lane down the middle of the crowd..  do it right or don’t do it at all #astroworld.” “R.I.P to them people who died at astroworld. I believe Travis Scott and whoever actually holds the event is responsible. You have a concert size that large with only like 4 medics? People are screaming at cameramen that people are dying and they do nothing. Shame on everyone,” a tweet added.



 

 



 

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