Nearly 200 people treated for heat-related issues on Kiawah Island

KIAWAH ISLAND, SC (WCSC) - Medical staff working at the PGA Championship on Kiawah Island reported that they treated 180 attendees for heat-related issues on Thursday.

One person was transported to the hospital, while all other attendees were treated on-site at numerous medical stations staged throughout the Ocean Course.

According to emergency officials, staff also noticed that flip-flops and sandals are causing a number of blister injuries and had to send out for extra bandages.

Officials are urging attendees to stay hydrated and wear appropriate footwear for long distance walking.

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