Ohio Hampton Inn: Carbon monoxide poisoning in pool leaves 11 critical, including 6 kids
A similar incident of carbon monoxide leakage happened on the same day in Washington, D.C, where 5 people were hospitalized
A dangerous hazmat mishap at an Ohio hotel has left over 11 people in critical condition, including a 2-year-old girl, all of whom were rushed to the hospital on urgent notice. According to the latest reports, an incident of carbon monoxide poisoning took place at the poolside in The Hampton Inn, located in Marysville, Columbus.
The hotel was later evacuated as critical patients were taken to Memorial Health Hospital in Marysville and Ohio Health Grady Memorial Hospital in Delaware. Reporter Jonathan Jackson of NBC4 tweeted an update stating, "Memorial Hospital in Marysville reports that they received 11 people from the carbon monoxide leak at the Hampton Inn, five adults, and six children. 2 of those patients are stabilized and recovering, 5 are still in serious condition, and 4 have been treated and released."
The carbon monoxide leakage happened at around 5:30 pm on Saturday, January 29, 2022. The guests chilling at the poolside reportedly felt dizzy and had a burning sensation in their throats. The hotel management called 911 as the Marysville Police and Fire department responded soon afterward. CPR was also performed on sick patients before they were rushed to the emergency. In total, around 16 people needed immediate medical intervention after the hazmat incident.
Though the source of the leakage is still unknown, it was reportedly brought under control by the police personnel and firemen. An investigation is ongoing and Marysville Police Chief assured to release more information later.
Emmy-winning reporter Mike McCarthy tweeted, "NOW: At least 16 people have received medical care. 7 people are in critical condition. 2 people were treated at the scene. Others are in stable condition or were walk- in patients at Memorial Hospital."
NOW: At least 16 people have received medical care.— Mike McCarthy (@mikewsyx6) January 30, 2022
7 people are in critical condition.
2 people were treated at the scene.
Others are in stable condition or were walk- in patients at Memorial Hospital.
The Hampton Inn Marysville is owned by Hilton, the parent company of the Hampton Inns across the USA. Fox News reported that the owners remained unavailable for comments following the incident.
A similar incident of carbon monoxide leakage happened on the same day in Washington, D.C, where five people were hospitalized after the poisonous gas was detected in an apartment building. Two of them were reported to be critical while three others are under observation.