Weber County SAR shares safety tips after 19-year-old suffers from heat exhaustion

Jul 23, 2022, 5:59 PM | Updated: Feb 14, 2023, 4:14 pm

(Weber County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue/Facebook)...

(Weber County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue/Facebook)

(Weber County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue/Facebook)

WEBER COUNTY, Utah — Search and rescue crews were called out Friday after a 19-year-old man suffered heat exhaustion while out on Ben Lomond Peak.

Officials with Weber County Search and Rescue said crew members responded to the area, located the teen — who had run out of water, and then safely brought him off the mountain.

“WCSAR has been receiving many heat related calls recently,” read a Saturday afternoon Facebook post from the agency.

The agency shared some safety tips when outside in extreme temperatures:

  • On hot days, plan on bringing 0.5-1L per hour you plan to be out.
    • Plan extra in case you end up being out longer than expected.
    • Turn around when you have used half of your water.
  • Drink at regular intervals to satisfy thirst, to replace water lost as sweat.
  • Bring snacks to help replace expended energy (carbs and protein) and electrolytes (sodium).
  • Plan your hikes in the morning or evening to avoid the hotter parts of the day.
  • Watch for early signs of heat exhaustion, including intense thirst, weakness, discomfort, anxiety, dizziness.
    • If this occurs, find a shady cool area and rest. If symptoms don’t improve, or worsen to include confusion or loss of consciousness, call for help.
  • Lastly, have fun while still being prepared and safe!

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Weber County SAR shares safety tips after 19-year-old suffers from heat exhaustion