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.
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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