More than 60 people were decontaminated Saturday after being exposed to an airborne chemical leak at a Texas water park, authorities said.
They said 26 people were being treated at hospitals, including a 3-year-old who was “in serious condition” after the incident at the children’s pool at Six Flags Harbor Splashdown in Spring, Texas.
The Harris County Fire Department tweeted that it was investigating the source of the leak while monitoring air quality at the water park outside of Houston.
“The affected people experience mild skin irritation and/or inhalation,” the office said. What the remediation procedure entailed was not explained.
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The water park was closed for the rest of the day as a precaution, Six Flags spokeswoman Sandra Daniels said in a statement.
“A small number of guests in one area of the park reported feeling sick with respiratory irritation,” she said. “The safety of our guests and team members is always our top priority and the park was immediately evacuated as we tried to determine the cause.”
The park fully reopened on July 3 after a pandemic shutdown.