Deck Collapses At Miami-Area Sports Bar; Dozens Injured
In this photo provided by WSVN-TV, divers search the water after a deck collapse at Shuckers Bar & Grill in Miami Thursday night, June 13, 2013. (AP Photo/WSVN-TV, Tom Tuckwell)
VILLAGE, Fla. (AP) -- The outdoor deck at a popular Miami-area
sports bar partially collapsed during the NBA Finals, sending dozens of
people into the shallow waters of Biscayne Bay.
The accident occurred around 9:45 p.m. Thursday as customers were watching the Miami Heat play the San Antonio Spurs.
Fire Chief David Downey says 24 people were taken to area hospitals. A
fire official says many had cuts and bruises, though one person suffered
a fracture. Two people were in serious condition.
say about 100 people were on the deck of Shucker's Bar & Grill in
North Bay Village, north of Miami Beach, when it gave way.
Sports bar customers and rescuers helped people from the water amid yelling, crying and a rush to find people.