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Magic Waters EMT's keeping patrons safe during high temps

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Roads show some serious signs of the heat. Obviously, so do people. And when you get crowds of them together, enjoying outdoor activities chances are some of them will have heat-related problems.

That's why Magic Waters emergency responders have to keep a closer eye on customers.

EMTs at the water park have had a few more incidents than normal this week. They share advice for people to keep from getting sick when the sun turns up the temperature.

"Drinking enough fluids throughout the day and even before coming out here is crucial."

Magic Waters EMT Dylan Delanty spells out the basics for staying out of the hospital when you spend a day in the sun. Emergency responders at the park are trained to deal with all types of events, but with sun sickness, getting cooled down is the first step.

"Provide them with fluids kind of assess them and asses them in what's going on and provide the best care that we can for them out here."

The park's assistant operations manager Danyelle Finley, says the night before is not too soon to get ready for a day at Magic Waters.

"To prepare for the day you have to eat breakfast and drink lots and lots of fluids not only on the day of but the night before hydrate yourself and be ready for the heat."

One more tip the staff gave us: stay away from drinks with caffeine. They will dehydrate you. The exact*opposite of what you need when you spend time in the sun.

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