Two Adults Suffer Likely Heat Exhaustion in Separate Incidents Around Billy Goat Trail 

Via MCFRS Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer.

Fire and rescue services responded to two separate incidents of likely heat exhaustion in the Billy Goat Trail area on Tuesday, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer.

Around 3:40 p.m., Piringer reported a medical emergency on Billy Goat Trail A. One adult likely suffered heat exhaustion and was transported to a hospital by helicopter, he said.

Earlier around 1 p.m., one adult had a medical emergency around Cedar Island along the Potomac River, also in the Billy Goat Trail area, Piringer reported. The patient suffered from heat exhaustion/dehydration, he said.

Montgomery County was under a Hyperthermia Alert on Tuesday. When temperatures/heat index hits at least 95 degrees, the county sends the alert because a “hazardous situation in which heat-stroke and heat exhaustion are likely” can happen, according to the county.

As of about 11:30 a.m. that day, Piringer said the “real-feel” temperature was already around 100 degrees. See hot weather safety tips from the county and learn signs of heat exposure here.

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Maryam Shahzad

About Maryam Shahzad

Maryam is a reporter with Montgomery Community Media. She graduated from the University of Maryland in 2019 with a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism. Previously, she was an intern with MCM. She can be reached at or on Twitter @maryam_mcm.


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