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High temperatures and huge crowds during a pair of recent Tennessee festivals left two dead and hundreds battling the heat June 10-13.
At the Bonnaroo festival in Manchester, a 29-year-old man collapsed in front of a medical tent June 13.
A spokesman for the Coffee County Sheriff’s Department said there were no immediate signs of trauma or foul play in the death and Nashville’s WSM-TV reported the man’s core temperature had spiked to 108 degrees.
Meanwhile, at the CMA festival in Nashville, a security guard was found dead inside an unstaffed medical tent June 11. Police said the guard showed no signs of trauma.
While more than 400 were treated for heat exhaustion during the CMA festival, according to the Tennessean, officials at Bonnaroo reported 25 percent more people visited the medical tents this year for emergency services.