(LOS ANGELES) — Paramedics were called to meet a young group of hikers in southern California due to illness from extreme heat exposure.
A spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department said the hike was not the best idea with temperatures in the Santa Monica Mountains soaring up to 103 degrees.
“But it apparently didn’t deter a group of approximately 40 youths with a counselor who decided to go on a hike in the rugged Santa Monica Mountains not far from the landmark Hollywood sign,” Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey said Tuesday.
Humphrey said it was not clear what group the hikers were affiliated with, “but they apparently didn’t take the fire department’s warning about heat illness.”
Though no one was seriously hurt, Humphrey said nearly 40 children suffered some, “mild to moderate effects of ill heat.”
Tuesday marks the ninth day in row parts of Southern California are roasting at over 100 degrees.
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