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Deaths occur from Carbon monoxide emissions from boats

Carbon monoxide build up can occur around idling boats. Swimmers in the water near the boat can suffer CO poisoning and some have died when the passed out and drowned. CO poisoning can also occur in enclosed cabins where CO becomes trapped. The symptoms are often dismissed as dehydration or seasickness. The National Park Service has confirmed 13 deaths have occurred from CO poisoning in the Glen Canyon National Recreation area.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by The Salt Lake Tribune

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About: Deaths occur from Carbon monoxide emissions from boats

Date: 2004

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

Author: Brett Prettyman


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