Deck Collapse Injures 24 In North Carolina

 Monday, July 6, 2015

 NBC News

A deck collapsed at a North Carolina beach house as family members gathered for a group photo, officials said, leaving at least 24 injured including some in critical condition from a 10-foot fall. Emerald Isle Police said officers responded at around 7 p.m. to reports of the collapse and multiple injuries, which ranged from cuts to possible "spinal issues," said Town Manager Frank Rush. "The family was on the deck preparing to take a family photo when the event occurred," said a statement from the vacation town’s police department.