Two Women Die at Hard Summer Festival in Pomona of Suspected Overdoses
The event continues through Sunday.
Two women who attended this weekend's Hard Summer Music Festival in Pomona, Calif., have died of suspected overdoses, KTLA5 reports.
The attendees, ages 18 and 19, were taken to a hospital Saturday, a spokesperson for the Los Angeles County coroner's office told KTLA. The coroner's office was told Sunday morning that the two women had died.
The festival, which was sold out, continued Sunday at the Fairplex in Pomona. Saturday's headliner was The Weeknd.
In a statement released to The Hollywood Reporter, a rep for Hard Summer confirmed that one woman suffered from cardiac arrest, while the other experienced "possible seizure symptoms." The statement continued: "The cause of death is still under investigation. We extend our deepest sympathies to their families and friends."
This follows a 19-year-old woman having died of a suspected overdose at last year's Hard Summer event in South El Monte, Calif.
The statement from Hard Summer's rep can be seen below.
At this weekend's HARD Summer festival at Fairplex in Pomona, CA, two patrons were transported from the site to nearby hospitals in two separate incidents. One patron was suffering from cardiac arrest and the other from possible seizure symptoms. Event EMT, security, Pomona Police Department and L.A. County Fire Department responded immediately and took appropriate action to provide care as soon as possible.
Unfortunately, both patrons have passed away. The cause of death is still under investigation. We extend our deepest sympathies to their families and friends.
Aug. 3 at 12:20 p.m. Updated with Hard Summer statement.