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

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.


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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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