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Identity Released Of 2nd Bonnaroo Death

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Bonnaroo organizers have reported that a second person has died after attending the festival.

Organizers said 24-year-old Christopher Yoder, from Raleigh, N.C., was brought to the main medical tent in the camping area around 1:52 a.m. on Saturday. He was airlifted to Erlanger hospital in Chattanooga where died about two and half hours later.

It is believed he died from hyperthermia, but the Coffee County sheriff's department is waiting on toxicology results.

Bonnaroo organizers released a statement saying "The safety of our patrons is our number one concern, and we are deeply saddened by this. Our condolences go out to his family and friends."

On Thursday, the body of 32-year-old Beth Myers was found inside a tent. An autopsy is underway to determine the cause of death.

Officials said they treated more than 1,000 people for heat related issues. Ninety percent of everyone who received medical care at the four-day music and arts festival had an issue related to the heat.

According to Coffee County Sheriff Steve Graves, more than 300 people at the festival were issued citations for various charges and 45 people were arrested. Most of the arrests are for domestic violence and drug related charges.

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

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