Global Cooling Update: As Summer Begins Man Dies From Hypothermia At Tennessee Concert
June 15th, 2011
Coffee County Sheriff Stephen M. Graves said Monday 24-year-old Christopher William Yoder of Charlotte, 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 festival, with 80,000 attendees, was held Thursday through Sunday at a 700-acre farm.
A celebration of life will be held for Christopher Yoder at noon on Thursday, June 16, at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Charlotte.
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