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Medical staff sees increase in heat-related issues at PGA Championship

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

Officials with Carolinas Health Care System say multiple people attending the PGA Championship at Quail Hollow Club were treated for heat-related issues Thursday.

By 3 p.m., 236 people had been seen by medical staff, including for heat-related issues. Six people were taken to the hospital.

Medical staff at the tournament said they had seen an increase in heat-related issues. 

A spokesperson with the PGA Championship said "over 200 people were treated for a variety of issues ranging from headaches and sprains to more serious conditions. A much smaller number experienced heat-related issues." 

CHS says they are equipped with life support supplies, including cardiac monitors and diagnostic equipment. Hydration stations are also set up throughout the course. 

"If they come to a medical care center we have IV hydration, oral hydration," a CHS spokesperson says. 

There is no word on any of the patients' conditions and no names have been released.

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