Several hospitalized after high levels of carbon monoxide detected in Ohio hotel pool
Several people were hospitalized on Saturday after “life-threatening” levels of carbon monoxide were detected in an Ohio hotel pool, Marysville Fire Chief Jay Riley said.
Authorities were called around 5:30 p.m. to the Hampton Inn in Marysville, Ohio to a report of an unconscious 2-year-old girl, police said. Police said they also received additional reports of people unconscious in and around the pool, and others suffering from dizziness and burning throats.
First responders transported nine people to area hospitals and assessed two people at the hotel. Four others went to the hospital alone, police said.
“We are continuing to investigate the source and are pleased that no one died as a result of their exposure,” Riley said.
Of the patients being treated at Memorial Hospital in Marysville, including six children and five adults, two are believed to be in critical condition, five were in serious condition and four have been treated and discharged, according to spokeswoman Melanie Ziegler.
The seven patients still hospitalized have been stabilized and transferred to specialized care facilities, Ziegler said.
The hotel was evacuated overnight as the Marysville Fire Division investigated the cause of the situation, police said.
A spokeswoman for Hilton, the parent company of many Hampton-branded hotels, said the Marysville site is independently owned and operated.
Steve Aldridge of the Amerilodge Group said in a written statement that the Hampton Inn Marysville is “fully cooperating with local authorities.”
Marysville is about 30 miles northwest of Columbus.
Juliette Arcodie contributed.