Monday, July 19, 2010

Arcadia County Park Pool Evacuated

Today at about 11:20 a.m., Arcadia Police responded to the Los Angeles County Park , located at 405 South Santa Anita Avenue, reference a chemical release into the public pool. Upon arrival, Officers found that the pool had already been evacuated by park staff. Paramedics arrived and set up a triage area. Thirty-two (32) children between the ages of 6 and 11 were treated/decontaminated as a result of chemical exposure. Seventeen (17) children were transported to local hospitals, although no serious injuries were reported. The remaining children were released to parents.

The incident occurred during a public swim session. Initial investigation indicates that an inordinate amount of chlorine was inadvertently released into the pool. The circumstances surrounding the chlorine release is under investigation.

Refer questions to Fire Department Public Information Officer Beth Stogner at (626) 574-5112.

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