Second Death Occurs At Bonnaroo - WSMV News 4

Second Death Occurs At Bonnaroo

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Officials say a second person has died after attending the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival.

Coffee County Sheriff Stephen M. Graves said Monday 24-year-old Christopher William Yoder of Raleigh, N.C., died of hyperthermia early Sunday after being airlifted from the festival to Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga.

Graves said he is awaiting toxicology reports.

Bonnaroo organizers said a 24-year-old man was brought to the main medical tent in the camping area about 2 a.m. Saturday. He was airlifted to Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga, where he later died.

"The safety of our patrons is our No. 1 concern, and we are deeply saddened by this," Bonnaroo organizers said in a release. "Our condolences go out to his family and friends."

On Thursday, Beth Myers, 32, of Pittsburgh died on the first night of the festival. Tests showed a combination of drugs and dehydration caused her death.

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