two Lost Lands Music Festival attendees pronounced dead
Ger Vang, 24, of North Carolina, and Mario Symborski, 32, of Michigan, were taken from the festival in Thornville directly to Licking Memorial Hospital where they were pronounced dead, said Renee Rogers, an investigator at the coroner's office.
Official causes of death is pending toxicology results, Rogers said.
The festival issued a statement on Facebook, saying, "today we send our deepest thoughts and condolences to the loved ones of two male attendees who passed away after being transported to local hospitals this weekend. While the causes of these tragedies are still unknown, our hearts are with their families and friends at this time. Our medical facilities are available twenty-four hours a day, free of charge, with the best emergency room doctors, EMTs and roaming paramedics in the country. A full staff of security and police are also available, and we encourage everyone to approach any of our 2000+ team members to ask for help if needed."
The festival, which is in its second year, ran from September 14-16 at Legend Valley, an outdoor music venue and campground.