Patrons exposed to chlorine gas at amusement park

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FILE - This Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011 file photo shows Windseeker, Knottís Berry Farm newest ride, holding 64 riders in 32 suspended twin seats, in Buena Park, Calif. Once a regional amusement park chain, Cedar Fair Entertainment Co. has become an industry giant. It brought in 23.5 million visitors last year to its amusement and water parks, including Cedar Point and Kings Island in Ohio and Knott's Berry Farm near Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Orange County Register, Mark Rightmire, File) MAGS OUT; LOS ANGELES TIMES OUT
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FILE - This Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011 file photo shows Windseeker, a Knott's Berry Farm ride, holding 64 riders in 32 suspended twin seats, in Buena Park, Calif. (AP Photo/Orange County Register, Mark Rightmire, File)

Some patrons at a western Michigan amusement park have been hosed down after being exposed to chlorine gas near a wave pool.

Muskegon County Sheriff Dean Roesler tells The Muskegon Chronicle that the gas was created Friday afternoon by the release of a combination of chemicals at Michigan's Adventure.

Twenty-seven people were being received at two area hospitals. At least 25 people were showered off Friday afternoon in the park's parking lot. A hazardous materials response team, paramedics and firefighters were called to the park.

WJRW-AM reports that two hospitals went on lockdown earlier due to the risk of chlorine exposure.

Michigan's Adventure, north of Grand Rapids in Muskegon, is the state's largest amusement and water park.

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