Dozens of Oorah Camp Staff Members Rushed to Hospital for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning


Fifty-three adult staff members and college-students on a program in Oorah’s Boy Zone Camp were rushed to the hospital Thursday morning after a carbon monoxide leak in their building. Fifteen were treated with oxygen on camp grounds.

They were transported from the Delaware County campgrounds to three local hospitals for treatment, CNY Central reported.  They are reported to be in stable condition, b’chasdei Hashem.

The county is investigating the cause, and are speculating an animal may have knocked over an exhaust pipe, or a faulty water heater.

No child campers were harmed.

In a statement to staff, the camp confirmed the incident and said local emergency responders were quickly available for aid. No campers were harmed, and the daily activities and programing continued as usual.

“Safety is, as you know, our top priority and our camps passed all required safety inspections prior to opening,” the camp wrote. “We are working with the appropriate personnel to resolve the issue that caused the leak and conducting inspections to ensure there is no further risk.”


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