14 injured in deck collapse in Emerald Isle

CARTERET COUNTY, N.C. – Fourteen people were injured after a deck collapsed at a residence Saturday evening on the 4400 block of Emerald Isle.

Police say the people were grouped together preparing to take a family photo on the deck overlooking the ocean. An emergency call came in at 6:59 p.m. of the collapse. Due to the number of casualties, fire, EMS and additional outlying units came in to assist with treating and transporting the injured.

Police also say at least one victim was airlifted to New Hanover Regional Medical Center and at least two others are reported to be in critical condition.

The cause of the collapse is not known at the time.

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