Update: Two People Dead, More Than 80 Arrested At New Jersey OZZFEST

August 17, 2007

According to New York's WABC-TV, two people died of overdoses during the day-long Ozzfest concert at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey Thursday (August 16),which also resulted in more than 80 arrests for underage drinking.

Police say one of those who died, a 27-year-old man, had to be resuscitated several times after he lost his pulse and heartbeat.

That man is believed to have ingested a combination of alcohol, illegal drugs and caffeine.

He reportedly collapsed and was revived several times by medics before being taken to Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel for emergency surgery. He was pronounced dead Friday morning, according to WNBC.com's Brian Thompson.

Meanwhile, more than 80 people were arrested at the concert, including several for underage drinking and drug possession, as well as some for assault, resisting arrest and defiant trespass.

Authorities say the charges are similar to those recorded at other recent PNC concerts, including 92 arrests at an O.A.R. concert last Saturday and 54 at an INCUBUS show before that.

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