Pirate FM News

Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.

Three Die in Suspected Carbon Monoxide Leak

news-logo.jpg
Delicious Submit this page to reddit

9:06am 24th February 2013
(Updated 9:06am 24th February 2013)

Three people and a dog have died - in a suspected carbon monoxide leak in Camborne.

Emergency crews were called to the park home on Saturday afternoon

Teams were scrambled when a member of the public could not raise the elderly couple and their daughter at the caravan at Tremarle Home Park in North Roskear.

Tragically they found the three dead.

An investigation's underway. But it is being blamed on the odourless, colourless lethal gas that just over a week ago also claimed the life of a B&B owner in St Ives.

A spokesperson for Cornwall Fire and Rescue said: "Tragically, three occupants and one dog have died in what is suspected to be an incident of carbon monoxide poisoning. A crew from Camborne Community Fire Station attended the address with a Hazmat Advisor after a call was received at 1256 hours. The Police and the Health and Safety Executive are now undertaking an investigation to establish the cause at the premise."

Inspector David Eldridge of Devon and Cornwall Police said: "Shortly before 1pm this afternoon, we were called to a caravan park near Camborne in Cornwall, where a helper had been unable to get a reply from an elderly couple who lived in the caravan.

"We were able to see that there was a figure sat in a chair but they were unresponsive to knocks at the door.

"Cornwall Fire and Rescue were called. They forced entry into the property and found that the three occupants were all dead."

An investigation into what caused the deaths is under way, but the incident is not being treated as suspicious.

Camborne Town Council member David Biggs described the deaths as an "appalling tragedy".

"Tremarle Park is a residential caravan site and has provided homes for people for many years. It's a well established facility and is very well run. It was a shock to learn that three people have died there."

Stephanie Trotter, president and director of the independent charity CO-Gas Safety, said carbon monoxide was an incredibly lethal gas.

"Less than 2% of CO (carbon monoxide) can kill in between one and three minutes. It cannot be sensed using human senses of smell, touch, sight or hearing," she said.

"The Department of Health estimates that about 40-50 people die of CO and about 4,000 attend Accident and Emergency every year in England and Wales alone."

Mrs Trotter added: "We are very sorry to read of these tragic deaths. We send sympathy to family and friends and offer free, confidential help and advice."

The Health and Safety Executive said it would not be investigating as the incident took place at a domestic address.

9:06am 24th February 2013

Share This Story

Delicious Submit this page to reddit
Suggested articles
fire engine

PHOTOS: Container Fire Is Suspected Arson

Crews scrambled to Milbrook on Sunday night

plymouth argyle5

WATCH: "Die-Hard" Fan's FA Cup Ticket Battle

Paramedic 'follows Argyle around the UK' between shifts

Most read
police line

UPDATE: Woman Dies After A30 Crash

A toddler suffered minor injuries after the collision involving a tractor

police tape

Alleged Assault Cordons Off Cornish Park

It happened in Wadebridge and one man has been arrested

Top articles

PHOTOS: Did A 'Shark Bite' Kill This Dolphin?

Cornwall News: WARNING: You may find these images upsetting

Pirate FM Cornwall News Update - 7th January 2016

Cornwall Video News: Officials say they’re holding talks to find new jobs for hundreds of workers in Bodmin.

Carney: Consumer-led UK growth following Brexit vote could fizzle out

National News: Bank of England governor Mark Carney has stood by forecasts of a UK slowdown as he suggested the economy's consumer-led growth could fizzle out.

Business Cornwall News - Friday, 18th December 2015

Business Cornwall News: Cornwall is spearheading reform of the Uk’s business licensing laws following a a year-long project.

Sky's The Young Pope wins over hearts at US premiere

Showbiz News: Sky Atlantic's The Young Pope has premiered in the US to rave reviews, with critics calling it "wickedly funny and insightful".

Nightclub attacker 'arrested in Istanbul'

World News: The man suspected of carrying out the New Year's Day shooting at an Istanbul nightclub has been arrested, according to local media.

Andy Murray makes winning start at Australian Open

Sports News: World number one Andy Murray kicked off his Australian Open campaign with a hard-fought straight-sets victory against Illya Marchenko on Monday.

Amazon Echo orders doll houses after 'hearing' TV presenter talking

Strange News: A US TV station has been inundated with complaints after viewers' voice-commanded Amazon Echo systems "heard" a presenter's remarks about doll houses - and started ordering them.

Newer article

St Ives To Become Winter Trading Hub?

Cornwall News: Locals asked if they want to set up a Business Improvement District to boost year-round trade

Older article

Cornish Parking Charges Revealed

Cornwall News: Cornwall Council raked in almost £6 million last year

Cornwall's Pirate FMPirate Extra Footer LogoEscape to Cornwall radioLoveCornwall.com - The Cornish Business DirectoryPirate Education and Training

 

© Copyright Pirate FM

Pirate FM cannot be held responsible for the content of external links.