CARBON MONOXIDE GETS A GROUP OF PEOPLE SICK IN CHESTNUT RIDGE

From Ramapo PD

On February 19, 2015 at approximately 6:23 a.m. the Ramapo Police Department responded to 7 Beckett Court in the Village of Chestnut Ridge for the report of residents in the household suffering symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning. Upon arrival by the responding officer, it was discovered that nine individuals in the home had been experiencing symptoms including headaches, nausea and dizziness. Those residents ranged in age from one week old to 42-years-old.

The parties were immediately removed from the house and attended to by medical personnel from Rockland Paramedic Services, Hatzolah Ambulance Corps and Faist Volunteer Ambulance Corps. They were subsequently removed to Westchester Medical Center for treatment. At this time, none of the illnesses sustained appear to be life threatening.

The cause of the carbon monoxide leak is still under investigation at this time.

The Ramapo Police Department was assisted at the scene by the following:

Monsey Fire Department

Rockland County Bureau of Criminal Investigations

Rockland Paramedic Services

William P. Faist Ambulance Corps

Hatzolah Ambulance Corps

Town of Ramapo Building Inspector

Town of Ramapo Fire Inspector

Orange and Rockland Utilities