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Northampton County man, 3 EMS fall ill in apparent chemical exposure

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A 78-year-old man and three emergency medical services providers were taken to hospitals Thursday after an apparent chemical exposure at a Cheriton home.

EMS responded to Center Lane at about 4:40 p.m. July 28 for a man having difficulty breathing, according to a Northampton County Sheriff’s Office statement Friday. Shortly after arriving, the three EMS providers reported a strong chemical smell and experienced shortness of breath, with one losing consciousness, the statement said.

When a Northampton County Sheriff’s deputy arrived on scene at about 5:20, both the man and the three EMS providers were all conscious but in distress. The four of them were taken to the Cheriton Volunteer Fire Company, then transported to hospitals.

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The EMS providers were treated at Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital and released. The 78-year-old was treated at Norfolk General Hospital. His condition was unknown Friday.



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Source: GANNETT Syndication Service