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Rescue workers treat several passengers waiting to board cruise ship at Port Everglades

BSO Fire Rescue said passengers needed to be cooled down

Passengers waiting to board a cruise ship in Fort Lauderdale received treatment from rescue workers due to the heat.
Passengers waiting to board a cruise ship in Fort Lauderdale received treatment from rescue workers due to the heat.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Passengers waiting to board a cruise ship in Fort Lauderdale received treatment from rescue workers due to the heat.

It happened Saturday afternoon at Port Everglades.

Broward Sheriff’s Office Fire Rescue told Local 10 News that they treated patients at the port but did not have to transport any to a hospital.

Passengers on social media indicated they were waiting to board the Celebrity Edge.

BSO Fire Rescue said the patients needed to be cooled. Temperatures at the port reached the lower 90s Saturday afternoon.

Port Everglades told Local 10 News Celebrity was doing “some additional testing” for COVID-19, but as of 4 p.m. the line was moving and passengers were boarding.

According to Port Everglades’ public schedule, the Celebrity Edge is scheduled to depart at 7 p.m. Saturday.


About the Author:

David Dwork joined the WPLG Local 10 News team in August 2019. Born and raised in Miami-Dade County, David has covered South Florida sports since 2007.