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One taken to hospital after Emerald Isle deck plunges 5 feet

Posted August 10, 2015
Updated August 11, 2015

One person was taken to a hospital Monday evening after a deck collapsed at a home on Emerald Isle, police said.
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— One person was taken to a hospital Monday evening after a deck collapsed at a home on Emerald Isle, police said.

Emergency crews responded to 17 Ocean Dr., at about 8 p.m. Monday. Investigators said nine people were on the deck when it dropped about 5 feet.

Authorities did not release the name of the person taken to Carteret General Hospital, but they said the person had non-life-threatening injuries. Several other people on the deck were treated at the home for bumps and scratches.

No other information about the deck collapse has been released.

Twenty-four people, including a child, were injured on July 4 when another deck collapsed at a home in the 4400 block of Ocean Drive. Officials blamed that collapse on corroded nails.

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  • George Herbert Aug 11, 2015
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    Sounds like another deck with too many people on it. The cottage has beds for only eight people.

  • Cary Tom Aug 11, 2015
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    Its a short but significant story as it mentions other deck collapse also. It's letting people know you better check and maintain your decks...I think that's informative

  • Richard Mackey Aug 11, 2015
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    how do you KNOW those present were not the owners? Doesn't say that in the story......

  • Richard Mackey Aug 11, 2015
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    because it KEEPS happening. guess some code needs to be changed

  • Deb Rodgers Aug 11, 2015
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    Plunges 5 feet...is that even possible? I would say it simply fell 5 ft. Love sensational headlines.

  • Norman Lewis Aug 11, 2015
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    Another example of irresponsible beach homeowners that ignored basic maintenance of their property and allowed a failure of their structure causing injury. How about we institute criminal charges against absent homeowners that allow their property to be rented out without proper attention to needed repairs?

  • Caitlin Stevens Aug 11, 2015
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    How can this even remotely be a story !!!!!