Two Men in Hospitals after Rotting Fish Create Poisonous Gas

Updated 1 year ago

Two men are in hospitals after getting sick from poisonous gas created by rotting fish.Rockland Assistant Fire Chief Adam Miceli, tells TV 5 the men were working on a fishing boat Friday afternoon when one man became unconscious and fell down to the storage area. Another man tried to help the man who fell, but got sick. A third man on the boat got air masks and was able to get the men to the deck. Miceli says rotting fish on the boat produced hydrogen sulfide, which is a poisonous gas. We don’t know what condition the men are in, but we do know the man who was unconscious was taken by medical helicopter to another hospital.