Palo Duro Canyon visitors warned of extreme heat - ConnectAmarillo.com

The heat continues to be the news of the day with everyone trying to find ways to beat the rising temperatures and it was just about a year ago when it turned deadly, taking the life of a young exchange student hiking in the Palo Duro Canyon.

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According to Dr. James "Whit" Walker with Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, "If we don't have enough fluids, then the body says, 'Wait, I can't lose that fluid, I've got to hold onto it' and you stop sweating and that's the best way to lower your temperature. If you're not sweating, you've got a problem."

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