21 people hurt when deck collapses at rental home in Ocean Isle Beach

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Submitted: Wed, 07/10/2013 - 3:56am
Updated: Wed, 07/10/2013 - 4:53pm

OCEAN ISLE BEACH, NC (WWAY) — Twenty-one people were hurt when a deck collapsed at a home on the west side of Ocean Isle Beach Tuesday night.

Brunswick County Emergency Services Director Anthony Marzano said 21 people had to go to the hospital, of those 13 went to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach, seven to Brunswick Novant Medical Center and one to New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

Some of the injuries include lacerations and a spinal injury but they are not life-threatening. Marzano said about 25 people were on the deck when it fell from the second story of the home onto a concrete slab underneath.

Ocean Isle Beach Town Manager Daisy Ivey said the people are renting the house, and the homeowner has been notified. She adds that several departments responded to the collapse, including Sunset Beach and Ocean Isle Beach Police.

The StarNews reports it happened at 83 Ocean Isle Blvd. W.

(Photo courtesy Facebook/Janet Stedem Presson)

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32 Comments on "21 people hurt when deck collapses at rental home in Ocean Isle Beach"

Todd Jr the 3rd
2015 years 8 months ago

seriously?? weigh people? have you been on a vacation to a beach house? Especially when they are younger people. one of the worse comments I have read.

2015 years 8 months ago

you’ll no doubt be hearing…”Get serious…Get Flexner”…and from a cadre’ of other personal injury attorneys. Hope the homeowner was well insured.

2015 years 8 months ago

For anyone who had a negative comment you need to know the facts before saying they were having a party or doing something they shouldn’t have. She is a friend and co worker of mine and for your info they were taking a family picture! Stop with the negative comments!

2015 years 8 months ago

This would be the perfect case for John Edwards to slime his way back into a courthouse.

Hank Kingsley
2015 years 8 months ago

I bet within 2 weeks, there will be 350 people that claim they were on that there deck.