Temps are on the rise and Jacksonville Beach lifeguards tells us incidents of heat exhaustion becomes a huge concern.
"When you're in the hot sun on the beach having fun, you're exerting a lot of energy."
Lifeguard and safety officer, Max Ervanian, says there are only about 1-2 incidents of heat exhaustion so far, this Spring. However, he says when summer arrives, it's not out of the ordinary to treat between 1 and 3 incidents of heat exhaustion per day.
He tells WOKV the key to avoiding heat exhaustion, which can lead to a heat stroke, is to stay hydrated.
"Drink lots and lots of water. Stay under an umbrella and wear a hat."
He recommends if you're drinking a soda to drink 1-2 bottles of water. However, he says if you're enjoying an alcoholic beverage, drink between 2-3 bottles of water per beverage.
"The sun is such a great thing but yet it's so dangerous."
Ervanian says the symptoms of heat exhaustion include nausea, vomiting, dizziness or being disoriented. He recommends if you notice you're feeling a bit hot to quickly get somewhere cool and away from the sun.
"The first thing you want to do is get out of the sun. You need to go cool off and drink lots of water."