Family in hospital after using barbecue inside tent because it was raining

Family in hospital after using barbecue inside tent because it was raining
Published: 2016 August 30 18:22:40 (8480 Views)
Five people have been treated for carbon monoxide poisoning after using a barbecue inside their tent because it was raining.

The party became unwell after deciding to cook breakfast inside their tent when it started to rain on a family camping trip.

Firefighters and South Western Ambulance service said people in the tent needed help and were possibly suffering effects of carbon monoxide poisoning.



A Cornwall Fire and Rescue spokesman said: 'It appears that breakfast was being cooked on a barbecue outside the tent.

'When it started to rain, the barbecue was taken inside the tent to continue the cooking.

'After a relatively short time, two of the occupants became unwell, prompting the call to the ambulance service.

'In total, a family of five people were conveyed to hospital by ambulance to be checked for the effects of carbon monoxide poisoning.'



Source - Metro

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