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

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

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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