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 sheriffs 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 Sheriffs Office.
The woman was not breathing, and deputies performed CPR, he said. They were both transported to the hospital.
In addition to sheriffs 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.