Two to Hospital as Precaution from Waterworld Incident

Claire Brown – Wednesday 8th June – 5.10pm.

Two patients have been taken to hospital and a number of other people have been assessed on scene following an incident at Waterworld in Stoke on Trent this afternoon.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called at 1.55pm to reports of people feeling unwell at Waterworld, Festival Park, Stoke on Trent. Two ambulances, Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) paramedics, four paramedic officers, a BASICS emergency doctor and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford with a doctor and critical care paramedic on board attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Waterworld was evacuated after a number of people inside began displaying minor symptoms including watery eyes, a runny nose and nausea.  A total of 110 people evacuated from the building who were displaying symptoms were rapidly triaged by the team of ambulance medics. Once triaged, 46 out of the 110 people received treatment by ambulance staff on scene before being discharged. A man and a woman were conveyed to hospital for further checks as a precaution.

“This was a well-managed tri-service response which saw the safe and speedy evacuation of a large number of people. Thankfully no one involved was in a serious condition.

Investigations into the cause of the incident continue.”


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