VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Five people were injured when the deck of a rental beach house collapsed in Virginia.
Emergency crews were dispatched to the house along Virginia Beach’s Sandbridge Beach when the collapse happened on Thursday evening, Virginia Beach EMS said on Twitter. Some people were trapped beneath parts of the deck after the fall, WAVY-TV reported.
Authorities said all five injuries were non life-threatening. The property was built in 2008 and is owned by a family in Maryland, the news outlet reported.
Decks in Virginia Beach need to be inspected before they can be used. The city also recommends the inspections happen annually, the news outlet reported.