6 injured after HVAC system collapses into busy Colorado resort pool

 Six people were injured, two with life threatening injuries, after a heating, ventilation and air conditioning system collapsed into a resort pool in Aurora, Colorado on Saturday, officials said. 

Aurora Fire Rescue units were dispatched around 9:50 a.m. local time to the Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center near the Denver International Airport when multiple people called about the collapse, AFR said in a news release.

Agency spokeswoman Sherri-Jo Stowell said the HVAC system, which was mounted on the ceiling, covered nearly the entire area of the pool.  

Officials estimated there were around 50 to 100 people in the pool when the incident occurred, AFR said.  

Stowell said some of the victims suffered penetrating wounds and cuts and others had “injuries consistent with being crushed.”  

This photo provided by Aurora Fire Rescue shows firetrucks parked outside Gaylord Rockies resort on Saturday, May 6, 2023, in Aurora, Colo. Six people were hurt, two critically, when part of a heating and ventilation system collapsed at the resort pool in Colorado on Saturday, fire officials said. (Aurora Fire Rescue via AP) ORG XMIT: COHO701

Eight firefighters were already conducting training exercises at the property, which prompted a quick response to the incident, authorities said in the release.

Responders transported all six victims to local hospitals.

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Contributing: The Associated Press

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