2nd person dies at Bonnaroo festival

Guests roam through the Centeroo fountain at the 10th Annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn., Saturday, June 11, 2011.

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Guests roam through the Centeroo fountain at the 10th Annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn., Saturday, June 11, 2011.

MANCHESTER, Tenn. — Officials say a second person has died after attending the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn.

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.

According to WTVF-TV in Nashville, Bonnaroo organizers released a statement saying, “The safety of our patrons is our No. 1 concern, and we are deeply saddened by this.”

On Thursday, the body of a 32-year-old woman was found inside a tent at the festival. An autopsy is to be performed.

The 10th annual Bonnaroo festival, with 80,000 attendees, was Thursday through Sunday at a 700-acre farm.

For more on Bonnaroo 2011, visit our section dedicated to the festival.

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Comments » 3

whizkidtn writes:

Ban it.

CrazyGuurl writes:

in response to whizkidtn:

Ban it.

Or change it to early Fall so it isn't as hot.

cinematic63 writes:

in response to SmokiesHiker:

(This comment was removed by the site staff.)

Well, some drug overdoses can cause hyperthermia, but so can unrelieved summer heat.

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