First responders warn of heat-related illnesses

Yuma and Imperial County

First responders warn of heat-related illnesses

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YUMA, Ariz. / IMPERIAL VALLEY, Calif. (13 On Your Side) - Even though summer isn't officially here, firefighters and Border Patrol agents are already responding to heat-related illnesses.

They're urging everyone to drink more water as temperatures in Yuma and Imperial Valley continue to rise towards the triple-digits.

Just last week, Border Patrol agents in Imperial Valley rescued three young illegal immigrants who nearly died trying to make their way into the U.S. from Mexico.

They were taken to a local hospital before being deported.

Firefighters in Yuma tell 13 On Your Side that they responded to four heat-related illnesses in the city just last week.

If you've been in the heat and start to feel dizzy, nauseated, thirsty, sweaty or weak, you may have a heat-related illness and need to seek medical attention.



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