“It seemed like it happened over the course of just a few minutes,” he said. “Suddenly we had several people down on the ground experiencing some type of cardiac arrest or medical episode and so we immediately started doing CPR and moving people.”
Event organizers ended the concert early and canceled Day 2 of the festival.
Pena said the medical personnel stationed at the event were quickly overwhelmed. Multiple law enforcement agencies responded to the scene to assist.
Paramedics transported at least 17 people to the hospital, one as young as 10 years old. Eleven of those transported were in cardiac arrest, Pena said. Over 300 people were tended to on site throughout the night and into Saturday.
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