Hazardous Area Response Team called to Hellaby Spa as guests treated for breathing difficulties after a chemical leak

Guests at Hellaby Hall Hotel were treated for breathing difficulties after a chemical leak at the weekend.

Police said Emergency Services were called to Hellaby Hall Hotel at about 09:00 BST on Sunday (06 May) following reports of a suspected chlorine leak at the hotel gym, leading to the leisure area being evacuated.

A number of emergency vehicles attended to the scene, including the Yorkshire ambulance service’s Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) and South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue.

Yorkshire Ambulance Service said that 29 people were assessed at the scene with five taken to hospital with breathing issues.

Police said in a statement: “A number of leisure centre guests were treated at the scene by paramedics, some of which were taken to hospital by the ambulance service.

“Emergency services remained at the scene to carry out inquiries.”

  • Original Article: Rotherham News
  • Date: May 2024