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Dozens treated for dehydration at Gentlemen of the Road Stopover

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Updated: 9/14/2013 11:04 pm
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- According to the St. Johns County Fire and Rescue department, 120 people have been treated for dehydration on day two of the Gentlemen of the Road Stopover. Four people had to be transported to Flagler Hospital.

Concertgoers Stacy and Jeff Blount made sure they were prepared to attend the festival under the hot Florida sun.

"We're just going back to our car to get a couple more waters actually," said Stacy Blount.

According to Blount, she's already gone through four water bottles. She plans to stock up on the water while she waits for the main act, Mumford and Sons.

But not everyone was as prepared as the Blounts. According to the St. Johns County Fire Rescue Department, on the first day of the tour, 72 people were treated for dehydration. Ten had symptoms serious enough to be transported to the hospital.

According to the St. Augustine Police Department spokesperson Mark Samson, first responders have been able to get to those needing help quickly.

"Probably within four to five minutes I would think. We've got to find them first so we've devised a plan with flashlights from police officers and security folks," said Samson.

According to Samson, the official tally on Day One of the festival was just over 17,000 concertgoers. Action News is still waiting the official number for Day Two.

The four people transported to the hospital on Saturday are in stable condition.
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Fred Thompson - 9/15/2013 10:26 AM
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If its to hot' why not just go home? Don't stand/sit there like your forced to stay' especially if you do not have adiquate hydration. people just don't use common sence any more! You don't schedule a concert during a heat wave out doors GEEEZZZ!
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