Carbon monoxide poisoning hospitalizes nine people
MARYSVILLE — Nine people were transported from the Hampton Inn in Marysville in Union County to area hospitals Saturday night — seven of them considered to be in critical condition — in what local officials are calling carbon monoxide poisoning.
Marysville Fire Chief Jay Riley said the exact source of the carbon monoxide was unclear Saturday night, but all potential sources had been shut down and the building had been cleared of anyone.
All of the injured taken to hospital were in the pool area. Riley was not immediately available with the ages of the victims, but said there were both children and adults.
Two other people were treated at the scene and five others later sought treatment on their own at Memorial Health Hospital in Marysville, Marysville Police Chief Tony Brooks said.
What happened at the Hampton Inn in Marysville, Ohio?
Brooks said the first call came in to 911 around 5:30 p.m. indicating that a 2-year-old girl had either fallen into the pool or was found unconscious in the pool at the hotel at 16610 Square Dr. Other calls to authorities regarding unconscious people followed. , with others reporting symptoms including dizziness and a burning throat, Brooks said.
The Marysville Fire Department and Marysville Police Department called for help from multiple departments and the hotel was evacuated. All other guests and staff left alone, officials said, and hotel management made arrangements for them to stay at other hotels.
Seven people in critical condition following incident at Union County Hotel
Brooks said all of the injured were alive when they were transported. At around 7:15 p.m., he said that in addition to the single critical patient who was taken to OhioHealth Grady Memorial Hospital in Delaware, six patients were taken to Memorial Health, all in critical condition. Two were taken to Grady and deemed stable, Brooks said.
Other officials said some of those Marysville patients were later transported to Columbus-area hospitals, but the numbers and locations could not be confirmed. Riley expected to have more information on Sunday.
No one from the hotel could be reached for comment late Saturday. Riley said a Hampton Inn maintenance crew was en route from out of state.