9 injured in HAZMAT situation at Myrtle Beach resort

(WBTW)

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) – Monday afternoon, Hazmat crews responded to a resort on South Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach about an issue with the pool.

Lt. Jonathan Evans with Myrtle Beach Fire Rescue confirms the teams were called to the Sea Crest Resort at 803 S. Ocean Boulevard around 1:30 p.m.

Fire officials say nine people are being treated after being in the pool and two of those were juveniles, who have been taken to the hospital. The pool was evacuated and the people treated by first responders on the scene reportedly were suffering from skin and respiratory issues.

Evans says rescue crews believe it was something in the air. Most people were around the pool area of the Sea Crest Resort, but others were near the Captains Quarter Hotel and even the beach access area.

By late Monday afternoon, the pools appeared to be back open.

The SC Department of Health and Environmental Control is investigating.

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