Carbon Monoxide - again ?

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  1. Barclaybasher

    Barclaybasher Funster

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    Two fishermen found dead on Whitby harbour boat

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    Police say two bodies have been found on a boat in Whitby
    Two fishermen have been found dead on a boat in Whitby harbour.
    Concerns were raised about the pair and the men's bodies were discovered in a vessel moored off Pier Road at 09:55 GMT on Wednesday.
    A spokesman for North Yorkshire Police said their deaths were "unexplained but not suspicious".
    The Health and Safety Executive and the Marine Accident Investigation Branch had been informed of the men's deaths, he added.
    The two have yet to be formally identified, police said.

    Other reports say the two fishermen had used their gas stove to keep warm.

    Every year someone dies in a boat, camper or caravan after using the stove as a heater in a small unventilated space.:Sad:

    The stove will not only give off carbon monoxide but will also use up all the oxygen.

    KEEP SAFE - FIT A CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTOR:thumb:
     
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  2. Brisey

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    A warning to us all.
    Don't take chances fit a Carbon Monoxide Alarm.
    A small price to pay for your safety.
    It could save your life.
     
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  3. knokinonabit

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    As soon as we heard of the incident I said to SWMBO that I bet it was carbon monoxide.
    So far everything is pointing to it.
    I'm afraid people take chances and only the survivors benefit from the knowledge of what it can do.
     
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  4. Tootles

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    I must admit that being a bit cash-strapped when we bought our MH, I scoured ebay to find a detector that did the job, at a price I could afford....:Sad:
    At last, I saw a small handbook entitled 'Carbon Monoxide Detectors for the Cheapskate', priced at 35p, which I forked out for.
    Really easy. As my wife could already whistle, it was just a matter of training her to fall backwards off a perch, whilst flapping her arms when she runs out of oxygen, giving me ample warning to get out fast. I know it works, because she NEVER normally runs out of oxygen...........:BigGrin::Wink::Wink:
     
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    Also, if I could take this opportunity, I think it's worth pointing out; carbon monoxide is CO NOT CO2. Be careful what you buy!
     
  6. Barclaybasher

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    I understand that humour is part of MH fun

    But 2 people died yesterday and my post was a reminder of the danger of using cookers to heat vans/boats.................





     
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    I wont write big in my reply, it would be rude.

    Really sorry, I didn't know that you knew these two people personally, however, did my humour detract from the message you were putting across? If anything, it probably highlighted it. Your warning about the dangers of Carbon Monoxide will, I'm sure, be well received and remembered by those reading your post, however, I cant for the life of me think to understand why you object to a little light relief being brought into the subject, unless you know something I dont??:BigGrin:
     
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