3 dozen treated for exhaustion, dehydration at Md college rally with Obama, O’MalleyBy AP
Thursday, October 7, 2010
3 dozen treated for dehydration at Md Obama rally
BOWIE, Md. — Emergency workers treated about three dozen people complaining of dizziness and fainting spells at a Bowie State University rally with President Barack Obama and Gov. Martin O’Malley.
Prince George’s County Fire and EMS spokesman Mark Brady says EMS personnel treated the people Thursday afternoon and transported two of them to local hospitals. He says most people were suffering from exhaustion and dehydration and that those taken to hospitals weren’t in serious condition, but needed care they couldn’t get at the rally.
He says ralliers were standing shoulder to shoulder in the sun — temperatures were in the 70s — and most of the people experiencing problems were senior citizens.