Patient transported after possible heat stroke in Tarentum

Water recreation on the Allegheny River – Tarentum Marina June 11, 2017


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Alle-Kiski Valley, Pa. – One person was transported from the Tarentum Marina after possibly suffering heat stroke early Monday morning.


© Image Copyright | Photojournalist |Paul R. Lowes | AKVNEWS.COM

Hot weather continues today and Tuesday for residents of the AK-Valley and continues for the next several days prompting warnings from medical authorities concerning the dangers of possible heat stroke.

Heatstroke is a condition caused by your body overheating, usually as a result of prolonged exposure to or physical exertion in high temperatures. This most serious form of heat injury, heatstroke can occur if your body temperature rises to 104 F (40 C) or higher.

Residents and outside workers are reminded to stay hydrated and to get out of the sun if you are feeling faint or dizzy. Pet owners should make sure their animals have plenty of water and a shelter from the sun during these hot pre-summer days.

Temperatures are expected to drop into the low 80’s beginning Wednesday with a chance of showers and thunderstorms for the rest of the week.