St John Wales say they treated one man for first degree burns at the Royal Welsh show in Llanelwedd yesterday after he spent all day in the sun. He's currently being treated at Swansea's Morriston hospital specialist unit, with burns to between 40-50% of his body.
With temperatures expected to hit the high twenties at the Royal Welsh showground today, St John Ambulance is advising people to cover up and stay hydrated.
Their warning comes as a man was taken to hospital with 40-50% first degree burns from spending all day in the sun yesterday.
The patient was treated with morphine and intravenous fluids before being taken to Swansea’s Morriston Hospital for specialist burns treatment.
A spokesperson for St John said:
- 206 people were treated yesterday for heat-related illnesses, cardiac issues and fractures
- Five were taken to hospital
- Three of those were conveyed by Air Ambulance
- It brings the number treated so far to more than 600 compared to 480 for the entire show last year
St John Ambulance staff are handing out free sunscreen at the show to encourage people to stay safe in the sun.
The Royal Welsh Show has had its busiest day in history today with more than 70,000 attendees.
The good weather is expected to attract record crowds at day three of the Royal Welsh Show at Llanelwedd today.
Today is Cobb Day, an event which traditionally proves popular amongst show-goers.
By yesterday afternoon, the number of visitors broke Show records for turnout on the second day.
The President of the Royal Welsh Show John Davies said he's happy with the turnout:
'We were just a few short of 65,000 yesterday so it was a record day. So far, the traffic management's working great, the sun is shining and as you can see we're full of families having fun.
There's something for everybody here so I'm really really pleased with the atmosphere and enjoyment that everyone's having and that's what it's about really "