A few Endeavour spectators require medical care
Los Angeles Fire Department personnel were alerted to more than a dozen medical-related incidents Saturday as thousands of spectators crammed the streets hoping to view the space shuttle Endeavour as it rolled toward the its new home at the California Science Center, authorities said.
“This is typical for a group this size,” said Brian Humphrey, a Fire Department spokesman. A final tally of calls to which his agency responded relating to the Endeavour crowds will be given at day’s end, Humphrey said.
Officials confirmed that cases of dehydration were among the medical conditions reported. Local news agencies reported that water stations were being positioned at certain junctures along the shuttle’s route.
“I’m pleased to say there were no life-threatening [cases] or injury among those assisted,” Humphrey said.
-- Ann M. Simmons
Photo: The space shuttle Endeavour turns the corner at Manchester Boulevard and Crenshaw Drive on Saturday. Credit: Michael Nelson / EPA