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Teens at Jones Beach concert treated for alcohol, drugs, officials say

The Wantagh Fire Department and other officials responded

The Wantagh Fire Department and other officials responded to the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater where a group of teens became sick during a Wiz Kalifa-Snoop Dogg concert on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016. Credit: Jim Staubitser

Ten teens attending a concert Tuesday night at the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater were transported to Nassau University Medical Center, where three were admitted to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit for treatment of alcohol poisoning and drug overdoses, a hospital spokeswoman said.

The other seven teens were treated and released from the East Meadow hospital. The condition of the three teens admitted was not immediately known.

Spokeswoman Shelley Lotenberg could not immediately specify the gender of the victims. It also was not clear what types of drugs were involved.

State parks police said nine people were taken to hospitals because of alcohol-related issues.

The teens all were attending the Wiz Khalifa-Snoop Dogg show at the Wantagh concert venue. Other acts included Kevin Gates, Jhené Aiko, Casey Veggies & DJ Drama on what was being presented as “The High Road Tour.”

Wantagh Fire Department officials said their volunteers transported at least two of the victims. Nassau County police said their ambulances transported at least one victim, a 16-year-old girl, after receiving a 911 call at 7:43 p.m.

A state parks police spokesman said drinking at the show also resulted in 75 alcohol-related arrests.

“People who jeopardize public safety with underage drinking, driving while intoxicated, and illegal drug use or possession will not be tolerated,” state parks police said in a statement Wednesday.

With Laura Blasey


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