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Dozens suffer heat exhaustion at Silverton event, taken to hospital

Updated Friday, June 28, 2013 | 11:24 p.m.

Dozens of people were taken to local hospitals with heat exhaustion throughout Friday afternoon at the Vans Warped Tour outdoor concert at the Silverton Casino.

Clark County Fire and private EMTs transported 34 people suffering from heat-related symptoms from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. to various local hospitals, Clark County spokesman Erik Pappa said. They also provided shade and water to another 206 music fans struggling in the heat.

None of those cases were life-threatening, Clark County Fire Deputy Chief Fernandez Leary.

Las Vegas Fire and Rescue also responded to 35 additional heat-related calls on Friday throughout the Las Vegas Valley. Seven people were transported to local hospitals with heat exhaustion, Las Vegas Fire and Rescue spokesman Tim Szymanski said.

All victims were adults 20 to 80 years old, doing a variety of activities including working outside, walking, waiting at the bus stop and enjoying the park, Szymanski said.

None appear to be life-threatening.

Henderson Fire, AMR and Medic West assisted in transporting victims from the Silverton event.

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