Published on Thursday, April 28th, 2016 at 7:43 am.

Police Launch Probe after Man dies in Cowes Chemical incident


Police have launched an investigation following the death of a 20 year man in Cowes on the Isle of Wight this morning.
St Mary’s Road in Cowes remains sealed off with cordon tape with officers standing guard whilst Specialist Fire officers from Hampshire Fire and Rescue service stationed at Winchester and Southsea have spent the early hours outside of a the Cowes property.

Fire crews have been using a substance analysis and identification machine to identify the compounds used following the death of the unnamed male.

Rapid response Paramedics from Isle of Ambulance were called just after 7.40pm on Wednesday evening after a member of the family made a 999 call following the discovering the man in distress.

The family in the Cowes property along with two paramedics were rushed to St Mary’s hospital in Newport for checks after being exposed to the substance within the property.

One paramedic is believed have been suffered from breathing in chemical fumes whilst attempting to save the man. Both the family member and the paramedics where taken to hospital where they were checked and discharged later in the evening.
Specialist officers are now working to piece together the circumstance surrounding the incident.

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