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Concerns over chlorine leak at Haven holiday park spark emergency response

PUBLISHED: 17:14 30 July 2019 | UPDATED: 17:28 30 July 2019

The pool at Haven Seashore Holiday Park in Great Yarmouth has been closed for the second time. Picture: Nick Butcher.

The pool at Haven Seashore Holiday Park in Great Yarmouth has been closed for the second time. Picture: Nick Butcher.

A suspected chlorine leak at a Great Yarmouth holiday park sparked an emergency response.

East of England Ambulance Service were called shortly after 11am on Tuesday (July 30) to reports of a number of people experiencing breathing difficulties and other symptoms at the Haven Seashore holiday park on North Drive.

A number of guests had become unwell and as a precaution the swimming-pool was closed.

An ambulance, two rapid response vehicles and two ambulance officer vehicles rushed to the scene, as well as four fire engines.

People were warned to avoid the area while seven patients were assessed and discharged at the scene.

Firefighters are dealing with an incident in the North Drive area of Great Yarmouth. Picture: Denise BradleyFirefighters are dealing with an incident in the North Drive area of Great Yarmouth. Picture: Denise Bradley

None required ambulance transport.

The fire service said there was no leak and crew were stood down.

A spokesperson for the holiday park said: "The emergency services have attended the park and assessed the pool and have no further safety concerns.

"As a precautionary measure we will keep the pool closed overnight and reassess in the morning.

"The health and safety of our guests and team members is of paramount importance and we are in the process of contacting affected guests to see how we can help them further.

"We apologise sincerely for any inconvenience caused to holiday makers and owners," the spokesperson said.

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