6 people overcome by heat at Palin event in Arizona

Associated PressAugust 28, 2012 

Palin Campaign Arizona

Former Alaska Gov. and Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin speaks at a campaign rally for Kirk Adams, a Republican candidate for U.S. representative from Arizona's 5th Congressional District, Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, in Gilbert, Ariz.


GILBERT, Ariz. -- Medical rescue teams in Gilbert have treated six people who were overcome by the heat at a campaign event attended by former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.

KPHO-TV reports that one person was taken to the hospital on Monday. Gilbert Fire Department spokesman Mike Conner says the others, ranging in age from 36 to 91, were treated at the scene.

The former Alaska governor spoke at a rally for congressional candidate Kirk Adams at Joe's Farm Grill.

Palin made mention of the heat during her opening comments. She said many Alaskans come to Arizona to "thaw out."

Temperatures reached a high of 106 in Gilbert on Monday.

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