July 19, 2021
Greater than 100 folks had been contaminated over the weekend due to a chemical leak on the Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown water park in Spring, TX., TV station KPRC reported, citing native well being officers.
First responders decontaminated most people on the web site. Thirty-one folks had been taken to space hospitals for remedy, together with a 3-year-old little one, whereas 55 folks refused transport, the Harris County Hearth Marshal’s workplace advised the station.
Harris County Decide Lina Hidalgo advised ABC News that the kid was in secure situation at Texas Youngsters’s Hospital.
As of Sunday, 28 of the folks taken to the hospital had been discharged in good situation, KPRC stated.
The incident appeared have began within the kiddie pool when a lifeguard after which friends on the water park grew to become sick. Most individuals skilled minor pores and skin and inhalation irritation, KPRC reported.
The fireplace marshal’s workplace tweeted that the hypochlorite resolution and 35% sulfuric acid had been considered the chemical compounds concerned. These chemical compounds are sometimes used to scrub and deal with swimming swimming pools.
A park consultant advised KPRC that it seems a vapor launch occurred in a small outside part of the park and shortly dissipated.
“We’re working hand in hand with Harris County Public Well being officers, together with third celebration business specialists, to find out a trigger, and we’ll reopen once we are assured it’s secure to take action,” the consultant stated in a press release. “It’s our understanding that each one impacted friends and staff members have been launched and are again dwelling. The security of our friends and staff is all the time our prime precedence.”
Hildago has ordered the park closed whereas the leak is investigated.