Austin medics respond to 16 incidents at scorching hot UT vs. Rice game Saturday

Austin-Travis County EMS

Everyone knew Saturday's football game between the University of Texas Longhorns and the Rice Owls was going to be a scorcher with a kickoff off 2:30 p.m. With some temperatures even registering around 150 degrees on the field at Royal-Memorial Stadium, Austin-Travis County EMS was sure to be busy with heat-related incidents.

According to EMS, medics responded to 16 incidents and took eight people to the hospital. Six of the medical incidents were reported as heat-related.

EMS also reported that approximately 80 people were treated at aid stations in the stadium. Half of those incidents appeared to have been heat-related, EMS said.

This article originally appeared on Austin American-Statesman: Medics handle 16 incidents, 80 treated at aid stations during UT game