High School Football Team Overcome by Heat
12 players treated
Practice was cut short under the hot sun Thursday.
Updated at 12:01 AM EST on Friday, Aug 21, 2009
STEVENSVILLE, Md. -- Twelve high school football players were treated for heat-related symptoms Thursday, emergency services officials said.
The Kent Island High School players were taken to local hospitals at about 5 p.m. None suffered serious injuries, according to Queen Anne's County Emergency Services spokesman Kevin Aftung.
The varsity team had been practicing for 35 minutes when some players developed cramps and nausea, Aftung told The Star Democrat of Easton.
EMS crews administered intravenous solutions to several players and oxygen to several others, Aftung said.
Published at 11:49 PM EST on Aug 20, 2009
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