More Than 20 Hurt When Deck Collapses in North Carolina

July 2, 2013

Fire officials say at least 21 people were hurt when a deck collapsed at a cookout in Cherryville, N.C.

Fire Chief Jeff Cash says the deck collapsed around 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

Cash says two people were trapped for a time. The deck was about seven feet off the ground.

Gaston Emergency Medical Services Capt. Chris Hendricks says one person was taken to Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln with serious injuries.

Hendricks says a woman and child were taken to Cleveland Regional Medical Center, but none of the injuries were life threatening.

The others were treated at the scene.

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