Investigation into Higher Hutt swimming pool after youngsters fall ailing

Man holding test tube with water against swimming pool on sunny day.

2021-04-02 07:25:07

An investigation has been launched after an ambulance was known as to Higher Hutt’s group pool yesterday to deal with sick youngsters.

Man holding test tube with water against swimming pool on sunny day.

Chlorine ranges had been excessive on the Higher Hutt pool slides, earlier than youngsters started to really feel sick yesterday.
Picture: (Olga Yastremska and Leonid Yastremskiy) 123rf

About 15 10 to 15-year-olds skilled signs of irritated eyes and respiratory difficulties whereas on the H2O Excessive aquatic centre.

Eleven sufferers had been later reported to be in a steady situation at Hutt Hospital emergency division.

The slides had been closed after a studying confirmed excessive chlorine ranges that remained inside the most safely allowed. The slides re-opened when chlorine ranges dropped once more.

A baby reported feeling sick after utilizing the slides they usually had been closed once more, first assist was administered and an ambulance known as.

The constructing was then cleared as a precaution.

Worksafe mentioned the most certainly trigger was a scarcity of air flow within the slide space, together with heavy use of the slides, however additional investigation was required.

Higher Hutt Metropolis Council mentioned there had not been any chemical spill or leak.

Council group companies director Mike Ryan mentioned the incident was deeply regretted.

“Our ideas are with the youngsters and their households who had been affected by it yesterday afternoon,” Ryan mentioned.

The pool is open once more at the moment, however the slides might be closed whereas additional investigations happen.

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