Parents tell of their fear as Letterkenny pool evacuated

first_imgA mother has told of how children ‘were screaming’ in fear as a ‘major incident’ forced the evacuation of a the Aura Leisure Centre in Letterkenny.Three children were hospitalised with up to 60 others treated on site after the incident at around noon today.A large fleet of emergency services personnel rushed to the scene when several people, most of them children, fell ill after taking a reaction to the water. “My three children were in the pool and my son said he was diving when he saw a dark fluid coming out in the pool under the water,” one mother, an eye-witness, told Donegal Daily.“Kids were screaming and running around.“Some dark brown fluid came out in the pool and the staff took them out. Kids were sick, coughing and vomiting. The kids were all shaking and scared.”Letterkenny University Hospital has put its emergency plan in place, although a large number of people who were affected were treated on-site. Around 100 people, situated all over the complex, were evacuated after emergency services arrived. The mother said: “We were just told to go home and get milk for the kids. The ambulance people were doing triage at the scene, but some children were taken to hospital.”Another parent, who was in the viewing gallery at the time, described witnessing ‘a green liquid spraying into the pool’.There are not believed to be any life-threatening injuries.There is currently no admission to the Aura Leisure Centre.Parents tell of their fear as Letterkenny pool evacuated was last modified: April 26th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Aura Leisure Centreemergency servicesGardailetterkennyLetterkenny University Hospitallast_img read more

Passing the time and waiting for #Plant17

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest I have started many a blog in the spring with the phrase “this is my favorite time of year”. It truly is. I love to see trees green up, flowers bloom and dust fly.With the periodic rains lately, only 2 of those things are happening as we approach mid-April. Farmers are waiting for Mother Nature to give them a dry window to get the ground just right for the 2017 planting season to begin. We all know how patient farmers are this time of year and by now the tractors are shined up and the planters are set up. So, how are they passing the time?I asked that very question on my Facebook page this week and found out from the pictures and comments from all over Ohio just what growers are doing, short of sitting on their hands, to keep their minds off of not being able to get into the fields. Thanks for all of the great responses. By the number of them I received it is easy to see that farmers have too much time of their hands! Hopefully fields will be fit soon and #plant17 can begin. When it does, please be safe and hopefully I will see you down the road.last_img read more

Wimbledon 2017: Johanna Konta makes history by beating Simona Halep in quarter-final epic

first_imgJohanna Konta sealed a Wimbledon semi-final spot on Tuesday in a feast of tension-filled tennis, powering past Simona Halep 6-7(2), 7-6(5), 6-4 to become the first British woman to reach the last four in almost 40 years.The second-seeded Romanian shaded the early Centre Court exchanges, pouncing on errors and breaking serve to lead 3-0, as the Briton struggled to keep her searing groundstrokes in court.But with cheers and cries of “C’mon Jo” echoing around the roofed-in arena, sixth seed Konta fought back, cranking up her serve and winning eight straight points to draw level at 4-4.Halep won the first set on a tiebreak with Konta, having squandered a clutch of break points, returning the favour in the second.The intensity moved up a notch in the third set as the Briton hit harder and the Romanian tightened her defence, before Konta broke in the fifth game and held her nerve to serve the match out.Virginia Wade was the last British woman to reach the semi-finals in 1978.last_img read more