Incident at Mission Leisure Centre spray park

Mission

2020-07-14 15:24 PDT

File # 2020-7528

On July 14th, 2020 at around noon,  the Mission RCMP were called to the Mission Leisure Centre located at 7650 Grand Street for a report of an issue at the spray park.  Several children and parents were having a reaction, including but not limited to burning and redness of the skin, to an unknown substance on or around the spray park equipment.  The spray park was shut down immediately. Mission Fire Rescue and BC Ambulance Service attended and treated those affected by the substance. One individual attended the hospital but was released shortly after. 

An investigation has been initiated into the incident.  The Mission RCMP are currently working with the District of Mission to determine the origin of the substance. The District of Mission conducted a test of the water shortly after the incident was reported. No irregularities were found in the water, including the chlorine levels. The District of Mission has closed the spray park until further notice.  The Mission RCMP Victim Services team has been engaged to reach out to those affected. 

"At this point, we can't confirm what the substance is.  We are currently looking at all avenues including engaging our Integrated Forensic Identification Services to identify the substance and it's origin," says Corporal Nathan Berze of the Mission RCMP. 

The Mission RCMP are requesting that if anyone has any information about this incident, to contact the Mission RCMP Detachment at 604-826-7161 or report anonymously through Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or online at SOLVECRIME.CA.

Released by

Cpl. Nathan Berze

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Mission Detachment
mission.rcmp-grc.gc.ca (English only)
7171 Oliver St, Mission, BC V2V 6H2
Office: 604-820-3555
Fax: 604-820-3548

Email: nathan.berze@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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