FOREST, Va. - The Forest Volunteer Fire Department responded to what officials are calling an "environmental mass casualty incident" at the Farmington Pool during a swim meet Saturday.
A spokesperson for Centra Lynchburg General Hospital said at least five children were transported to the emergency room, where they were treated and released for heat-related illness. Others impacted at the pool were treated on the scene.
Fire crews said in all, 20 people were treated for heat-related illness.
Addressing the situation on Facebook, the Forest Volunteer Fire Department reminded everyone to stay fully hydrated during the heat.
Check back with WSLS.com for updates to this story.
Copyright 2019 by WSLS 10 - All rights reserved.