20 People Hospitalized with Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

6-18-06 – Twenty people were rushed to the hospital Sunday morning apparently suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning on a houseboat on Lake Texoma.

According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the victims were on a boat that was anchored near Buncombe Creek in Marshall County overnight. Around 9 a.m. on Sunday, authorities got a call for help, stating that several people on board were ill.

Authorities say the boat was still running and the wind carried exhaust fumes into an area housing the boaters.

The victims were taken to the hospitals in Madill and Sherman. All have been released after undergoing treatment.

The victims suffered from symptoms including nausea, light-headedness, and difficult breathing.