Two people found dead at Licking County music festival

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p>LICKING COUNTY, OH (WCMH) – Authorities are investigating the deaths of two people at the Lost Lands Music Festival in Licking County over the weekend.

According to the Licking County Sheriff’s Office, 24-year-old Ger Vang of Hickory, North Carolina and 31-year-old Mario Symborski of Pontiac, Michigan were found unresponsive over the course of the weekend.

They were taken to Licking Memorial Hospital where they were pronounced dead.

Autopsies have been performed. The cause of death is pending toxicology reports, which could take several weeks.

The Lost Lands Music Festival issued a statement on the deaths.

The Sheriff’s office estimates that 40,000 people attended the weekend-long festival.

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