Authorities: 14 people go to hospital after deck collapse

Authorities: 14 people go to hospital after deck collapse

According to Lake County Sheriff Don Bell, about 50 people were on a deck at Glacier Presbyterian Camp when it collapsed. Others had serious injuries and had to be transported by helicopter.

Around 10 people drove to the hospital in their personal vehicles.

As of 7pm Saturday all patients were in stable condition, with injuries ranging from mild to severe on the victims of all ages. Somers fire says no casualties reported at this point.

Dozens of people were injured, some critically, after a second-story deck collapsed at a Montana lodge Saturday during a funeral, officials said. They say children up to elderly people were injured.

Bell praised the efforts made by the emergency crews.

Somers fire says agencies responded from all over the Mission and Flathead valley's including but not limited to Rollins Fire Department, Lake County Sheriff's Office, Alert ambulance services, Lakeside Qru Ambulance, Evergreen Ambulance and emergency services from Big Fork, West Valley, Smith Valley, Polson and Ronan.

The incident occurred at Glacier Camp in Lakeside. The camp hosted a summer retreat over the weekend. We are grateful to all of the EMTs/Paramedics, fire departments and first responders who came to our aid.

The department says it doesn't believe the county has regulations on the maximum capacity of balconies or decks.

This story will be updated when more information becomes available.



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