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UPDATE: City Says Chlorine Not Used in Rose Park Pool

Almost two dozen kids were taken to Hendrick Medical Center, all have been released
6:15 p.m. Update:

Officials with the City of Abilene say they're not sure what led to the sickness of 21 children at the Rose Park pool, but they say chlorine is not one of the chemicals used to treat the water.

Also, the City says all of the pool's chemical levels tested normal. We will continue to bring you updates as we receive them.


5:30 p.m. Update:

Hendrick Medical Center reports all of the children that were taken to the hospital from the Rose Park pool have been treated and released.


3:15 p.m. Update:


The City of Abilene reports that 21 children were sickened at the Rose Park swimming pool, possibly due to inhalation of chlorine or other pool chemicals. None of the injuries are life-threatening.

The children complained of burning eyes and vomiting. We will have more on this story on KTAB and KRBC news at 5, 6, and 10, as well as here on BCHP.


Original Story:

Abilene Fire Department and Metro Care are on the scene of a chlorine gas incident at Rose Park pool near South 9th and Barrow.  Initial reports are that more than twenty children have been sickened by a strong smell of chlorine.

Six children were taken to Hendrick Medical Center by ambulance, another 13 kids taken to the hospital by City Link Bus.  Their injuries are not believed to be serious.

Abilene Police are also on the scene assisting with traffic control.
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