Scary Saturday: 6 Injured As Ventilation Collapses at Gaylord Rockies Resort Pool
Investigators have begun to asses what happened and why it happened, as six people were hurt when the cooling and heating ventilation came crashing down into the pool at Gaylord Rockies.
The incident happened before 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 6, 2023, at the huge and popular Colorado resort; you'd have to assume that many more people would have been in that pool area by the afternoon. Regardless, it had to be a very scary situation for all involved.
Part of the Gaylord Rockies Resort is Arapahoe Springs, which features an indoor pool area. As you can see, above, the exposed ductwork run below the roof. According to Denver 7, about 75 people were enjoying the pool area when the ductwork gave way, coming down onto pool and those enjoying the pool.
The resort did release a statement regarding the incident, which read in part:
We are devastated by this traumatic incident. On Saturday, our top priorities were to support emergency responders and render assistance to those directly impacted, and we’re very grateful to the Aurora Fire Department for their swift actions. Moving forward, we are focused on helping our affected guests and associates, and we are working with the appropriate experts to conduct a thorough investigation..
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