UPDATE: Girl dies after suffering from suspected carbon monoxide poisoning at campsite (From Hereford Times)
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UPDATE: Girl dies after suffering from suspected carbon monoxide poisoning at campsite
AN investigation is underway after a girl died and three others were found unconscious from suspected carbon monoxide poisoning at a campsite near Wigmore.
Emergency services, including two Midlands Air Ambulances from Cosford and Strensham, were called to Bucknell, on the Herefordshire/Shropshire border, just before 10am yesterday.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews arrived at the campsite to find CPR being carried out on a girl who was in cardiac arrest.
“Ambulance crews continued resuscitation efforts in an attempt to restart the girl’s heart. Sadly, despite their best efforts nothing could be done to save the girl and she was confirmed dead on scene.
“A boy, believed to be 11 years old, was suffering from suspected carbon monoxide poisoning.
"Crews and the doctor began oxygen therapy and, due to his serious condition, the boy was airlifted to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital for emergency treatment; paramedics continued to monitor the boys condition on route to hospital.
“A woman and man were also given oxygen therapy by ambulance crews before being taken by land ambulance on blue lights to the same hospital for further treatment.”
It is understood the family of four were on holiday at the campsite as part of a larger group.
This morning (Monday), Detective Inspector Gavin Kinrade of West Mercia Police said: "Although our work at the scene concluded yesterday afternoon, we will continue to work with the Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service to investigate this incident.
"We are treating the girl's death as unexplained, but there do not appear to be any suspicious circumstances. "The teenage boy is described as being stable but as still 'unwell' at the hospital this morning, while the man and the woman are now said to be in a comfortable condition."
In a brief statement released through Royal Shrewsbury Hospital - where the man, woman and boy are said to be in a stable condition, the extended family said the incident had "devastated" them and requested privacy to deal with the tragedy.