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Spoto High School students treated for heat exhaustion


Published:   |   Updated: September 14, 2013 at 05:45 PM

TAMPA — Nine students at an ROTC competition at Spoto High School were treated for heat-related injuries today, according to Hillsborough County Fire Rescue.

Firefighters were called out to the school, 8538 Eagle Palm Drive, about 3:30 p.m. where a competition among 18 schools and 300 students was being held on the football field, fire rescue spokesman Ronnie Rivera said.

Paramedics treated nine students who had symptoms of heat exposure, such as dehydration, nausea and cramps. Four of the students were taken to a local hospital for further evaluation, Rivera said. The other five were treated on scene.

Six units and 14 fire rescue personnel responded to the incident.

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