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Woman Found Dead At Bonnaroo Identified

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Thousands of Bonnaroo festival-goers camp in tents for the 4-day event. Thousands of Bonnaroo festival-goers camp in tents for the 4-day event.

MANCHESTER, Tenn. – The woman found dead at the Bonnaroo music festival in Manchester has been identified as 32-year-old Beth Myers of Harrisburg, Pa. Officials said there was no sign of trauma.

Coffee County Sheriff Steve Graves said Myers was found dead at her campsite by her friends around 11 p.m. Thursday.

The cause of death was unknown. The state medical examiner's office will perform an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

The high temperature in Manchester where Bonnaroo is staged was 91 degrees on Thursday.

Bonnaroo officials released the following statement:

"The safety and security of our guests is always our top priority, and we are saddened to report that a festival goer has died. We can confirm that last night around 11 p.m., festival medical personnel received a call from the camping area; they responded immediately and were on the scene within minutes. Unfortunately, the 32-year-old female was pronounced dead at the scene. Per protocol standards, we contacted the Coffee County sheriff's office. Coffee County personnel reported to the site, and any further information will come from their office. Our condolences go out to her family and friends."

A 29-year-old North Carolina man died of heat stroke at last year's festival. Officials said David Sloane collapsed in front of medical personnel. He was rushed to the hospital, where he later died.

The Tullahoma News reported Sloane had a core body temperature of 108 degrees.

In 2009, an Alabama man also died while attending Bonnaroo. Officials said a clean-up crew found 26-year-old Matthew Lands' body inside his single-person tent.

A Kentucky man also died at the festival in 2007. Officials said the 25-year-old died on the first full day of the event.

In each death, preliminary examinations did not show any signs of trauma.

The four-day outdoor music festival draws over 80,000 people annually. Attendants can either pitch tents and camp on the 700-acre farm, or bring an RV.

Temperatures have ranged in the low to mid 90s.

Event organizers recommend attendants stay hydrated and drink plenty of water. Several portable water stations have been provided on site, and officials advise concert-goers bring plenty of water that can be carried easily.

Emergency medical personnel and security personnel are also on site throughout the entire festival to offer assistance.

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