Six Flags: A chemical spill at the Texas water park has impacted 60 people, with 26 of them being transported to the hospital.
A “chemical leak” at a Texas water park has impacted more than 60 individuals.
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown in Spring was closed on Saturday due to an emergency response by fire crews. Officials said those impacted are experiencing slight skin irritation and difficulty breathing.
Spring Fire Department issued a statement warning residents to “avoid the area” because it is providing “emergency care for scores of persons who have been harmed by a chemical release.”
According to the statement, “a total of 26 persons have been evacuated from Six Flags Hurricane Harbor to surrounding hospitals.”
“After decontamination by Spring Firefighters, 39 persons declined medical transport.
“The park has been closed by the county.”
An investigation into the cause is underway, according to the Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office.
“Chemicals likely to be involved are hypochlorite solution and 35 percent sulphuric acid,” according to a statement. The cause of this tragedy is still being investigated.”