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Lost kids, dehydrated fans keep first responders busy at Raptors parade

Last Updated Jun 17, 2019 at 7:05 pm EST

Toronto Raptors fans line University Avenue during the 2019 Toronto Raptors Championship parade in Toronto on Monday, June 17, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Lahodynskyj

Lost children and dehydrated fans were some of the issues first responders said they were dealing with as a sea of fans waited for the Raptors to arrive in downtown Toronto.

Fire district chief Stephan Powell said firefighters were dealing with about a dozen calls for dehydration in the packed Nathan Phillips Square outside city hall.

Powell advised fans gathered to celebrate the new NBA champions stay hydrated and leave the crowded areas if they are not feeling well.

Toronto police Const. Jenifferjit Sidhu said several children were separated from their parents during the parade.

She said police will bring the children to 52 Division downtown to be reunited with their parents.