Two found dead on campsite

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  1. Billy23

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    That is so sad, just shows how important it is to have a detector in the van.
     
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    Terrible incident,
    As Carol says.... Let it be a reason why it is so important to have a detector installed.
    Co'mon folks, let's not become a terrible statistic.
     
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    Echo the above thoughts...........
    Certainly going to check batteries when I get it back.
     
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    As others has said regards detectors. Also bbq's, people pull them into tents/awnings as a heat source but can be lethal.
     
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    had to check both yesterday. for our foster plus team. they come round and check every year.
     
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    Just ordered one just now because of this story.
    RIP to both, sad day.
     
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    Very sad. Condolences to their families ... waiting to hear lovely holiday news and then the dreaded knock on the door. :( Lessons for us all.
     
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    what a sad, sad story..
    from reading the various reports from the original link, it would seem that that the retired couple had lived on the residential site for over ten years..
    has been bitterly cold over there and just wondering if they'd used a portable heater to supplement and combat the cold as a lot of people do..
    had to have a moan a year or two ago at a friend who now lives in a static at a residential site when he's in the country who seemed to think that as he only used his portable gas heater for a few weeks a year he didn't need to have the appliance serviced annually, or indeed even his central heating boiler..
    and thinking about it, i don't remember seeing any carbon monoxide alarms in there..:(
    the couples family must be devastated especially as it could have been avoided..
    a timely reminder to us all..
     
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    Very sad. What price a detector when it could save a life?
     
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    Quite they are still dangerous even when no longer lit as they continue to give of large amounts of unseen CM & of course it has no smell
     
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    I had a detector fitted in September before I collected the van. Its detects 3 different gases, CM, LPG and anything ether based and cost about £250 fitted. Well worth it to protect my family
     
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    Didn't know that joncris - thank you for that info.
     
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