Update: 10 treated after suspected chlorine leak at Trimingham holiday park

PUBLISHED: 14:34 16 October 2012 | UPDATED: 14:38 16 October 2012

Chemical incident at Woodland Holiday Park, Trimingham.

Chemical incident at Woodland Holiday Park, Trimingham. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY


Ten people have been treated after a chlorine leak at a holiday park in north Norfolk.

Fire and ambulance were called at 11.50am to Woodland Park, Trimingham, near Cromer, to the leak of chlorine gas.

Fire engines attended from Mundesley, Cromer and two chemical units from Sprowston.

The East Anglian Air Ambulance was also at the park on stand-by and a land ambulance, a rapid response vehicle and community first responder all attended the scene.

A spokesperson for the ambulance service said: “The building was evacuated and we assessed ten patients at the scene. One man in his 60s was taken to Norfolk and Norwich Hospital as a precaution. His condition is not thought to be life-threatening.”

Andrew Hird, chief executive at the park, said: “It was a small incident, involving a leak of chlorine gas. Everyone was evacuated within three minutes.”

He also said the incident had happened outside of the pool area.

Firefighters vented the area and left the park at around 2pm.

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