RDES responds to incident at hotel

Chlorine leak found; 19 people were transported to hospital for assessment

At approximately 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 29, Red Deer Emergency Services (RDES) responded to a call at the Radisson Hotel at 6500 67 St. in Red Deer for reports of a chlorine leak in the pool area.

A chlorine leak was found and as a result, 19 people were transported to the Red Deer Hospital for assessment. No serious injuries have been reported.

The chlorine leak was confined to the pool area and chlorine testing was done throughout the hotel; levels were found to be safe and the hotel was not evacuated.

The pool area is closed and will remain closed until the necessary repairs can be made. At this time the cause of the chlorine leak is still under investigation.

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