1 child killed, 13 people hospitalized after suspected carbon monoxide leak at Michigan hotel pool

HMN- According to the Washington Post  the cause was CO from and unknown source. Matching the symptoms to the cause makes this a suspect case.

One child was killed and more than a dozen other people were injured in southwest Michigan on Saturday after a suspected carbon monoxide leak in the indoor pool of a hotel in Niles.

Staff members at the Quality Inn & Suites found several children unconscious, lying on the deck Saturday, according to a local report.

First responders rushed the children to local hospitals; some of the rescuers were overcome by the noxious gas in the attempt, South Bend, Indiana NBC-affiliate WNDU reported. Carbon monoxide readings in the hotel’s enclosed pool area were 16 times higher than normal levels, the fire department told the news station.

Authorities have not released the name of the child who died Saturday afternoon.

Heidi Prescott, a spokeswoman for Beacon Health system, told The Washington Post that eight children had been brought to Memorial Hospital, along with one law enforcement officer. Six other patients — including the child who died — were taken to nearby Lakeland Hospital, said spokeswoman Megan Yore.

The Sheriff’s office and the fire department didn’t immediately provide details about the incident. Prescott said the hospital could not provide the names or ages of the victims.”


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