BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Saturday's searing heat sent several people to the hospital during the annual Biloxi High School band competition.
Ambulance crews were kept busy all afternoon, treating people for several heat-related symptoms. At least four people had to be taken to the hospital and AMR crews treated many more on the scene.
Nineteen bands from around the area competed in the annual fundraiser. The performers were reminded over the loudspeaker to do whatever it took to stay hydrated and cool, but the piercing sun and heavy uniforms took a toll.