Multiple people have been pulled from under the debris of a three-story deck in Wildwood, New Jersey, after the structure came crushing down, injuring over two dozen people, including three children.
Multiple ambulance cars, rescue teams and police rushed to the scene on the 200 block of East Baker Avenue about 6 p.m on Saturday after a multistory balcony collapsed, trapping people underneath.
Over two dozen people have been taken to hospitals in the aftermath of the incident. Medical officials with Cape May Regional Health System told WPVI-TV that they have been treating 21 patients, including three children. AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City later confirmed that at least one additional victim of the collapse had been transported to the facility. The nature and the extent of their injuries are unclear at the moment.
Photos have surfaced on social media showing rescues searching for potential victims under the pile of splinted wood and other rubble, to which the structure was reduced as result of the incident.