Man air-lifted to hospital after inhaling chlorine gas

PUBLISHED: 11:49 21 July 2016 | UPDATED: 11:49 21 July 2016

Air ambulance

Air ambulance


A man was air-lifted to hospital after inhaling chlorine gas at his home yesterday (Wednesday).

The ambulance service was called at 6:57pm and the fire service was then called at 7:30pm to assist, including a specialist hazardous materials officer.

It has been revealed the 29-year-old man fell ill at his home in Kimber Close in Highbridge.

A spokesman for Devon and Somerset Fire told the Mercury: “We were called to the property in Highbridge at 7:30pm where paramedics were already on the scene attending the man who had inhaled fumes from chlorine tablets.

“He was then air-lifted to Southmead Hospital in Bristol.”

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