Stevenage man hospitalised with carbon monoxide poisoning after gas leak

PUBLISHED: 13:04 02 April 2013

An 82-year-old man was helped to safety by a paramedic

An 82-year-old man was helped to safety by a paramedic


AN ELDERLY man was taken to hospital after a gas leak left him suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning.

Emergency services were called to a property in Holly Leys, Stevenage, at about midday on Good Friday after an 82-year-old man said he was feeling unwell.

The man was helped to safety by a paramedic before being taken to Lister Hospital in the town for treatment.

Firefighters entered the house, where a spokesman said there was a “strong smell of natural gas”, wearing breathing apparatus to ventilate the property.

A gas board was also called to identify the cause of the leak.

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