Man hurt in fight at Occupy camp is dead

Man hurt in fight at Occupy camp is dead
Police on scene at Occupy Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. - The man found face down with no pulse, unconscious and not breathing Monday night in the Occupy Eugene camp has died.

Police said Friday morning that Rick Adam Youngblood, 54, of Florence has died. They did not know when he died.

Police and Occupy medics gave CPR to Youngblood at the scene on Monday night. He was found injured from a fight sometime between 10:40 p.m. (according to police) or close to midnight (according to Occupiers).

Youngblood appeared to have been beaten and choked. He suffered multiple facial fractures, police said.

Youngblood got hurt in what police said was at least the fifth fight of the night in the camp. Police said alcohol was a factor, and that the struggle appeared to be "mutual combat."

After learning of Youngblood's injuries form police, City Manager Jon Ruiz called Mayor Kitty Piercy at 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, he said. Piercy called a special meeting of the Eugene City Council on Tuesday, where councilors voted 5-2 to end Occupy Eugene's exemption to the city's camping ban.

Police have been working "collectively" with Occupiers to clear the camp, Police Chief Pete Kerns said this week.

Some campers have left, but others have remained on site and vowed to be arrested. Occupy organizers conducted a civil disobedience training for Occupy Eugene this week.