Restaurant pier collapses, 6 people fall into water


CARTERET COUNTY, NC (WCTI) — Six people were pulled from the water when a small pier collapsed at a popular Beaufort waterfront restaurant.

According to the Beaufort Fire Department, no injuries were reported when the small finger pier collapsed at The Spouter Inn around sunset. People on the dock dropped about 4 feet into the water, but officials said they were treated on scene and released.

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Finding’s from the building inspector revealed that the pier was compromised at the leger strip that is attached to the main body of the dock.

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