Bay's trainer acts quickly to prevent what might have been a serious situation involving a prep football player and the heat!

Panama City, FL--To high school football and an indication the coaches and trainers in the area are staying vigilant in terms of how the heat's affecting area football players. A Bay player, not seen in the video here, this morning dropped to a knee, saying he felt lightheaded and woozy. Bay's trainer Charlie Ketchum acting quickly to cool the player down, and as a precaution took that player to the emergency room at Bay where he was rehydrated and after a short while sent home with a family member.
Bay coach Jim Longerbeam praising his trainer saying he took immediate control of the situation, and that's why the situation never even approached being serious. Bay County's guidelines of numerous water breaks and not practicing if the heat index goes above 104 remain in effect. That index was well below 104 this morning at ten during end of practice conditioning when this player was affected.


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