CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) - From babies to adults, more than 15 people with signs of heat stroke or heat exhaustion were admitted to Baystate Medical Center on Friday.
This extremely hot weather coupled with dehydration can lead to heat stroke. Symptoms include headaches, nausea, dizziness and a lack of sweating despite the heat. Fainting may be the first sign.
22News found out some ways that you can stay cool at the beach.
"Stay in the shade, close to water as you can and stay where the air conditioning is," said Ludlow's Glen Gemme.
Karly Bailey was swimming at Chicopee State Park told 22News, "I'm trying to do a lot of swimming and my dad tried to pour water on the sand to keep our feet cool."
On 22News FrIday at 11pm reporter Matt Caron is working for you with steps you can take to reduce your risk of heat stroke.