14 People Injured In Deck Collapse at NC Beach

Injured arrive at Carteret General Hospital, after deck collapse. Phpto: Courtesy WNCN

EMERALD ISLE, N.C. – Authorities say a deck collapsed at a North Carolina beachhouse as a family was preparing to take a group photo, leaving at least 14 people injured with at least two of those in critical condition.

Emerald Isle Police Chief Jeffrey Waters says in an emailed statement that a caller in the Atlantic beach community reported the collapse about 7 p.m. Saturday and emergency crews arrived within minutes. Police say at least one victim was airlifted to a medical center.

He says the cause of the collapse isn’t immediately known.

Chopper leaves after injured are taken to the hospital after beach house deck collapse. Photo: Courtesy WNCN
Chopper leaves after injured are taken to the hospital after beach house deck collapse. Photo: Courtesy WNCN

Fire Chief Bill Walker told The Associated Press by phone that a deck section measuring about 12 feet by 12 feet, which he estimated to be at least 10 feet aboveground, gave way at a single-story oceanfront home on pilings.

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