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4 Students Hospitalized for Heat Stroke as Temperatures Hit 58°

26 Apr
Lake Michigan was reportedly near a rolling boil.

Lake Michigan was reportedly near a rolling boil.

EVANSTON – Four Northwestern students were sent to North Shore Evanston Hospital earlier this afternoon, suffering from severe heat illness due to temperatures rising dangerously close to 60°F.

The hospitalizations occurred between the hours of 1pm and 3pm, as students found themselves stranded on the lakefill during the day’s peak temperatures.  As of 4pm, all four were stable and mostly recovered.

Weinberg sophomore Eddie French, the first student to be sent to the hospital, recounted the incident. Continue reading