Woman Falls From Bridge Walking Back From NumberFest

By
Atish Baidya

Dateline
Updated Mon, Apr 15, 2013 3:26 pm

At least one person was seriously injured walking back from the annual NumberFest music festival on Saturday.

Athens County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) said the 19-year-old female victim reportedly fell from the bridge on State Route 56 near the event site. The woman was taken to O'Bleness Memorial Hospital and then transported by helicopter to a Columbus hospital.

The victim suffered a head injury after falling 15 to 20 feet from the bridge near Morrison Elementary school.

EMS workers also treated 89 patients at the event, 11  had to be transported to the hospital for further treatment.

On the Ohio Investigative Unit's Facebook page it said it arrested 109 people on a variety of charges ranging from underage drinking to felony drug abuse.

Athens County EMS estimated at least 17,000 people attended the event which is described by organizers as the "biggest and best collegiate music festival in the United States."

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