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 the general public on the web site. Thirty-one folks had been taken to space hospitals for remedy, together with a 3-year-old youngster, whereas 55 folks refused transport, the Harris County Fireplace Marshal’s workplace informed the station.
Harris County Choose Lina Hidalgo informed ABC Information that the kid was in secure situation at Texas Kids’s Hospital.
As of Sunday, 28 of the folks taken to the hospital had been discharged in good situation, KPRC mentioned.
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 answer and 35% sulfuric acid had been regarded as the chemical substances concerned. These chemical substances are sometimes used to wash and deal with swimming swimming pools.
A park consultant informed 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 occasion business specialists, to find out a trigger, and we are going to reopen once we are assured it’s protected to take action,” the consultant mentioned in an announcement. “It’s our understanding that each one impacted friends and group members have been launched and are again dwelling. The protection of our friends and staff is at all times our prime precedence.”
Hildago has ordered the park closed whereas the leak is investigated.