Three sent to hospital with Carbon Monoxide poisoning

March 13, 2017
Whitbourne, Newfoundland and Labrador

News release

Whitbourne RCMP assisted Smith's Ambulance Service and the Norman's Cove/Long Cove Volunteer Fire Department after three people were found by a family member suffering from the effects of carbon monoxide poisoning. Police were called to the home in Norman's Cove on Sunday afternoon shortly after the lunch hour.

All three were taken to hospital and are expected to make full recoveries.

Carbon Monoxide is toxic but is colourless, odourless and tasteless. Breathing in too much carbon monoxide will produce effects such as lightheadedness, confusion and headaches.

Police are warning people of the dangers of using generators and other gas-operated equipment inside homes or enclosed spaces.


Contact information

Sgt. Dion Foote
RCMP Whitbourne

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