At the Burning Man festival, revellers clashed during the exodus from the Nevada desert.
Attendees finally began leaving the city at Black Rock City on Monday afternoon after severe flooding and muddy conditions left thousands stranded over the weekend.
But, during the mass exodus, Pershing County Sheriff Jerry Allen said that revellers had ‘lashed out’ at each other as they faced eight hour waits to leave.
‘As usually happens in what burners refer to as the ‘’default world’’ people allow their emotions to override their reasonableness and they are lashing out at each other as they leave the playa and attempt to make it to their next destination,’ he told the San Francisco Chronicle.
The sheriff also released the identity of the man who died during the festival.
Leon Reece, 32, was found unresponsive on the playa on Friday. His death is currently under investigation but is said to not be weather-related.
The annual burning of the man – the festival finale – went ahead on Monday evening, after being delayed over the extreme weather.
Meanwhile, officials continue to field conspiracies including a debunked theory that the festival was hit with an Ebola outbreak.
Cindy Crawford, Austin Butler and Kaia Gerber also escaped Burning Man as the festival became a washout.
Diplo and Chris Rock shared online over the weekend that they had walked miles to leave the site as it was hit with heavy rainfall.
In an interview with CNN, Diplo revealed that they were joined by more celebrities: ‘[Rock] had his New York Knicks jacket on and he just got up with us and started walking. And we walked about three hours in the mud. He was happy. It was me, I think Cindy Crawford walked with us.
‘Kaia Gerber, Austin Butler, Randy Gerber, a writer, a couple of producers from TV, a couple of people who just wanted to get home to their children. They didn’t take no for an answer.’