Dorset

Poole Splashdown water park evacuated in chemical spill

  • 29 March 2014
  • From the section Dorset

Hundreds of people have been evacuated from a leisure complex in Poole following a chemical spill.

Tower Park's water park Splashdown had a broken chlorine pump and police were called at around 14:20 GMT.

One person was treated for minor injuries and swimmers were given foil blankets after being evacuated.

Dorset Police said the incident was causing a "gridlock" and advised people to stay away until the evening.

Witness Natalie Denton called the situation "chaos".

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