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Local man dies during Electric Zoo Festival
New York -- A Rochester man died during the Electric Zoo Festival in New York City.
According to the New York Police Department, Jeffrey Russ, 23, died from an apparent drug overdose during the music event.
The New York mayor's office said Russ was one of two people to pass away from an apparent drug overdose.
The city says the deaths appear to have been linked to MDMA, or ecstasy. Definitive causes of death have not yet been determined.
Four others had to be hospitalized during the first two days of performances on Friday and Saturday. The festival took place on Randall's Island in the East River.
The event's founders expressed condolences on its website to the families of those who died.