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Electric Zoo fest going smoothly: Organizers

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NEW YORK (AP) — Organizers of the Electric Zoo say fans have been taking advantage of new safety features at the New York electronic-music festival, but there haven't been any major problems thus far.

This year's Electric Zoo is in its third and final day Sunday on Randall's Island.

Two festival-goers died last year of drug overdoses combined with overheating. This year, organizers added drug-sniffing dogs, peers watching for people feeling ill, a "cooling tunnel" and other measures.

Spokesman Stefan Friedman says the event's medical tents have seen some visitors, mainly looking to rest or get water. He says tens of thousands of water bottles have been given out.

The Fire Department hasn't gotten reports of any injuries requiring hospitalization. Police have no immediate information on whether there have been any arrests.