26 Teens Taken to Hospital for Alcohol Poisoning Ahead of Wiz Khalifa Concert at Jones Beach

Twenty-six teenagers between the ages of 14 and 18 were taken from Jones Beach to Nassau University Medical Center in various stages of intoxication Thursday

Friday, Aug 3, 2012  |  Updated 5:18 PM EDT
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26 Teens Taken to Hospital Before Jones Beach Concert

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Wiz Khalifa performs at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater on August 2

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Dozens of young teenagers were carted off to the hospital from Jones Beach Thursday to be treated for alcohol poisoning before the start of a rap concert, authorities say.

Twenty-six teenagers between the ages of 14 and 18 were taken from Jones Beach to Nassau University Medical Center in various stages of intoxication, a hospital spokeswoman said. They stayed there until doctors determined they could be released to their parents. 

None was admitted. 

The teens had apparently been drinking before the start of the Wiz Khalifa concert Thursday. State Parks Police told Newsday no alcohol was sold during the concert in Wantagh, but some in the crowd were found to be drinking beer and hard liquor in the parking lot up until the start of the event .

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