Later that night, Mike and Kate were transported to the local hospital. They were feeling so weak, dizzy and nauseous that they had to use the wheelchairs.
We're re-hydrating you now, you should feel better tomorrow, but you have to put on this cream, and unfortunately some of your skin will peel off. In future you will have to be more careful and get yourself checked for skin cancer. Make sure you drink water, wear a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, rash vest and stay out of the sun- especially in the middle of the day.
Mike and Kate were treated for heatstroke and bad sunburn.
The doctor gave them an information sheet about how to stay safe in the sun, the risks and consequences of not being sun safe.
Take this tip sheet to remind you of the sun safety measures.
Thanks Dr, we will be much more careful now!
Later that day...
Nick and Emily meet up with Kate and Mike again and talk about their experience.
A few days later, at the hotel cafe...
Hi! What happened - we haven't seen you for a few days?
After you left we lost track of time and we got dehydrated and badly burned- we've been in the hospital!
Mike and Kate wish they had followed the example, and excepted the help, of Emily and Nick. They will be careful and well prepared next time.
Wow, that sounds horrible - are you OK?
We are OK now, thanks for trying to help.
So we're going to be much more careful in the sun from now on!
Yeah - we should have taken your advice and the sunscreen and shade you offered us!