Two boaters get carbon monoxide poisoning at Nacimiento Lake

dsneed@thetribunenews.comMay 28, 2013 

Nacimiento Lake


A man and woman were hospitalized Sunday suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning while boating on Nacimiento Lake.

The incident began Sunday at 4 p.m. when sheriff’s deputies were flagged down to give aid to a man and a woman in Las Tablas Cove. They had evidently been sitting in the stern of their boat and inhaled exhaust from the engine, said Tony Cipolla, spokesman for the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office.

“The woman was not breathing, and deputies performed CPR,” he said. “They were both transported to the hospital.”

In addition to sheriff’s deputies, Monterey County park rangers and Cal Fire responded. A California Highway Patrol helicopter was also dispatched, but the patients were taken to Twin Cities Community Hospital in Templeton via ambulance.

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