MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Three people were hospitalized on Tuesday after being rescued from a large fish tank at a Homestead business.
It happened Tuesday at 22275 SW 272nd Street. A check of the address came back to Atlantic Sapphire, a sustainable salmon farm that uses a recirculating aquaculture system.READ MORE: 25 Years Later, Families, First Responders To Remember ValuJet Crash In Everglades
“They were in there in one of these tanks used to raise fish for routine maintenance and there was some type of fume released and they were overcome by it,” said Miami-Dade Fire Chief Jason Richard.
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue said other workers were able to pull them out.READ MORE: Psychiatric Hospital Employee Arrested, Charged With Sexual Battery Of Female Patient
They attributed their injuries to fumes inside the tank.
They were taken to a local hospital in serious condition.MORE NEWS: Local 18-Year-Old Rapper Jahjah Shot Overnight Outside His Home Near Fort Lauderdale
OSHA and MDPD are investigating.