Authorities Respond After Group On Pioneer Trek Suffers Dehydration Symptoms
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Several members of a Latter-day Saint group participating in a pioneer trek suffered dehydration symptoms Friday, authorities said.
According to Salt Lake City Fire Department Capt. Adam Archuleta, search and rescue crews responded to the This Is The Place Monument area to provide aid.
The group consists of approximately 360 youth ages 14 – 18 accompanied by adults, Archuleta said.
“They’re more than half way through their trek,” he said. “They’re just experiencing some heat-related issues. They’re still a ways off the trail head.”
“We’ve gone up and we’re re-hydrating some of them,” he added. “We’re providing shade. If there are any that have any significant heat-related issues, we’re bringing them down to treat them here.”
No injuries were reported.
Working Incident:A large youth group accompanied by adults is experiencing heat exposure related issues near the “This is the place” monument area. We are working to safely rehydrate and evacuate the remainder of the group. pic.twitter.com/PyGK4xGLzY
— Salt Lake City Fire Department (@slcfire) June 28, 2019
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