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Man drowns after stealing and fleeing during music festival in MG

A man who participated in a robbery during the Sensacional festival, at Parque Ecológico da Pampulha, in Belo Horizonte, this Saturday (22), drowned after trying to escape and enter Lagoa da Pampulha.

The Civil Police confirmed the discovery of the body, at around 10pm, and stated that the body was sent to the Legal Medical Institute to undergo necropsy and identification examinations.

According to the fire department, a man approximately 1.7m tall entered Pampulha Lagoon, when he was unable to swim and remained submerged for approximately 10 minutes.

In a statement, firefighters stated that a security guard who worked nearby said that three individuals were stealing at an event taking place there when the three escaped by jumping into the lagoon.

The Sensacional music festival took place last Friday (21st) and Saturday (22nd), until 11pm, at the Pampulha Ecological Park.

The PC clarified that it is investigating the case and, as soon as possible, other information will be released.

A CNN contacted the music festival administration and is awaiting feedback.

Source: CNN Brasil

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