Two men exposed to noxious substance at Oban’s North Pier

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Two men were taken to hospital for treatment after being exposed to a noxious substance on a boat at the North Pier in Oban today.

Emergency services arrived on scene just before 3pm and the area has since been made safe.

A spokesperson for Police Scotland said: ‘At 2.55pm police were called after two men were exposed to a noxious substance during an incident on a boat at the North Pier Harbour in Oban.

‘The two men, aged 40 and 56, were taken to the local hospital.

The 40-year-old man was released after treatment and the 56-year-old man has been transferred to the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley for further treatment. Medical staff describe his condition as stable.

‘Scottish Fire and Rescue has made the area safe with no hazard to members of the public or the environment.’