Natalie Neysa Alund
Published 10:17 PM EDT Jun 15, 2019
MANCHESTER, Tenn. – A 27-year-old Bonnaroo festival attendee died Saturday, Bonnaroo officials confirmed.
Bonnaroo organizers said a medical team in Plaza 11 responded to a medical situation in a nearby campsite and found the male victim, who had been camping with his father, unresponsive but breathing.
The Bonnaroo EMS team and Coffee County Emergency Medical Services were on the scene within minutes, festival organizers said.
The medical team administered CPR, and he was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
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The victim’s cause of death was not immediately known. In a released statement, Bonnaroo organizers said it appears the victim had an underlying medical condition.
Organizers and the Coffee County Sheriff’s Office are not releasing additional information about the death, including the man’s identity.
The Coffee County EMS Director could not immediately be reached for comment.
The death comes one year after another man was found dead at the festival campgrounds.
Michael Donivan Craddock Jr., 32 was found dead in the campground area. An autopsy confirmed he died of an overdose. A toxicology report found cocaine, alcohol and MDA in his system at his time of death.
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This year’s four-day festival is sold out. With 80,000 attendees, it’s the festival’s first sellout since 2013, when Beatles great Paul McCartney headlined.
Bonnaroo, which runs through Sunday, is headlined by Phish, Childish Gambino and Post Malone.
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