Man Dies at Transformus Event In Henderson Co.

HENDERSON COUNTY, NC – The Henderson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a death after a man was found unresponsive at the site of Transformus over the weekend.

The victim was found in a stream on Watagnee Trail in Horse Shoe around 2:00 p.m. Sunday according to HCSO investigators. The Transformus website reports the victim was a man.

He was taken to Park Ridge Hospital in Hendersonville where he later died. The Henderson County Sheriff’s Office will only say the investigation is continuing.

The Transformus website says the event is a unique outdoor camping experience that is held on Deerfields.

They released the following statement:

On Sunday afternoon, a tragic accident occurred during Transformus. A participant was discovered unresponsive underwater at the lake. The emergency services staff on site promptly responded to provide aid. The man was then transported off the event site by ambulance emergency workers and taken to Park Ridge Hospital. We now have confirmation that while he was at the hospital he did pass away. We have and will continue to cooperate fully with the authorities involved. This is a terrible loss and our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, and the Transformus community.

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