Suicide at Burning Man

The SF Gate Culture Blog is reporting that a male participant at Burning Man has been found dead of an apparent suicide, hanging from poles inside a two-story-high tent. The name of the deceased has not been released. His friends say they thought he was doing an art piece, and the body was hanging, dead, for two hours before others realized what had happened. Link. (Thanks, Scott Beale).

Above: current conditions = total whiteout on the playa right now (via Burning Man webcam feed, thanks Rusty Hodge)