Students released from hospitals after chlorine leak at Fresno Pacific University

FRESNO, California - All of the swimmers who were affected by the chlorine leak Tuesday at Fresno Pacific University were medically cleared by the hospitals and released, the college said Wednesday.

The swimmers were released by 8 p.m. Tuesday, and the pool will be closed until university administration and the Fresno County Health Department conduct an investigation and deem it safe, the college said.

The incident began at the swimming pool on the main campus around 1:40 p.m. when an extra amount of chlorine was accidentally released into the pool, the college said.

Members of the swim team, which was practicing at the time, sustained minor injuries.

Thirteen students went to the hospital by ambulance and two refused further treatment, the college said. Parents were contacted and school officials went to each hospital.


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