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Woman dies during concert at Scottrade Center; witness and family speak out

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- Authorities said a 35-year-old woman died during a concert at Scottrade Center Friday night.

Marcy Chandler said she witnessed Jenn Steger Giamarino collapse and a nurse in the crowd run to her aide. When paramedics arrived, Chandler said they performed CPR and used a defibrillator, while working under the lights of cellphones.

“She was on the ground for at least 45 to 50 minutes through the whole process,” Chandler said.

She also said paramedics had some difficulty setting up an IV line.

“They didn't have an IV line to put an IV into, because they had just used it…and to me you should have more than one IV in a big event center like that,” Chandler said.

Giamarino's parents are also searching for answers.

"Why did it take so long? Why did they not have the necessary equipment? Why were they understaffed?," said Rich Steger, Giamarino's father.

Stenger also said his daughter had heart surgery in 1999.

The St. Louis fire department paramedics said they were not involved with the incident, because Scottrade Center uses a private firm, ACU Care.

The cause of death has not been released.

Scottrade Center management offered condolences to the woman's family on Facebook, and said they are reviewing all information and details regarding the incident.  ACU Care refused to comment.

Scottrade Center later released the following statement:

“Our thoughts remain with the family and friends of the woman who experienced a medical issue while attending a concert at Scottrade Center on Friday evening. Our staff and medical personnel are put in the best position possible to address emergency situations during all events. We conduct a full internal review and evaluation of our coordinated response. Our review of the tragic circumstances of last week will continue as we strive to provide our guests the safest environment possible.”

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