Heat Sets In

Monday, July 11, 2011 - 1:02pm

Blistering temperatures take their toll on the Midwest.

At least two patients were taken to Kansas City area hospitals Sunday afternoon suffering from heat-related injuries.

Paramedics were called out to the Mid-America Sports Complex on reports of a patient suffering from heat-related illness.

When they arrived, they located additional patients suffering from heat-related problems.

"It was hard to stay focused, because it was so hot out there," said softball player Maddie Boland.

Boland was playing in the Kansas Fastpitch Softball Tournament.

The play was stopped about halfway through because of the heat.

"It wasn't worth it for the girls to be sick, which I thought was a smart decision no point in getting sick," said parent Brooke Boland.

It wasn't immediately clear if the patients were adults or juveniles or if they were participating in an event or watching as spectators.

Elsewhere, paramedics in Leawood, Kansas took one person to the hospital from the Leawood City Park with heat-related problems.

High temperatures are expected to continue in the area on Monday.

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