WILDWOOD, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — A multi-level deck collapsed in Wildwood, N.J. Saturday evening, injuring at least 21 people including children and firefighters, authorities said.
Broken beams, railings, and rubble could be seen on the ground, and neighbors described the injured being removed from the scene on stretchers.
Devastating scene here on Baker Ave. In Wildwood as neighbors say several people including firefighters and children were rolled out on stretchers after decks collapsed at this home. @KYWNewsradio pic.twitter.com/TPNOex90BE
— Antionette Lee (@arleeonair) September 15, 2019
1 patient was rushed by helicopter to a trauma center. Another was taken by ambulance to the hospital to be treated for traumatic injuries, authorities said. 11 were treated and released, and 8 were still being evaluated Saturday night.
It is unclear what caused the deck on Baker Ave. to collapse.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.