Cheerleaders, Fans Overcome With Heat Exhaustion at Delaware High School Football Game | NBC 10 Philadelphia

Cheerleaders, Fans Overcome With Heat Exhaustion at Delaware High School Football Game

Several students in Delaware had to be treated after overcome by heat at a football game. Everyone is expected to be OK. (Published Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016)

A handful of high school students and spectators were overcome by heat at a football game in Wilmington, Delaware Saturday, officials said.

Delaware Military Academy took on Wilmington Charter at Baynard Stadium around 1 p.m. when people started falling ill.

The temperature reached 91 degrees in the city with the heat index soaring to 101 degrees, according to the NBC10 First Alert Weather Team.

Firefighters and paramedics were called in to treat those who were overcome by the hot weather.

A cheerleading coach told NBC10 that a few of her cheerleaders were among the heat exhausted. She called the incident "very scary" and said adults were working hard to keep students hydrated.

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