Dock collapse sends occupants into water in Bay Harbor Islands
01/18/2014 5:00 PM
01/18/2014 7:06 PM
A wooden dock supporting about 40 people attending a wake partially collapsed Saturday afternoon, sending half of them into the water, according to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue.
Two people were taken to the hospital with minor injuries from the incident at a condominium at 9341 East Bay Harbor Drive in Bay Harbor Islands.
“About 20 fell in when it collapsed,’’ Lt. Arnold Piedrahita, a spokesman for Miami-Dade Fire Rescue said. “They were able to get out before any rescue workers arrived.’’
Brad Miller, a Miami-Dade Fire Rescue battallion chief, said about 20 to 25 feet of the approximately 100-foot-long structure gave way.
Authorities were called about the incident at 3:06 p.m. Saturday.
Miller said those on the dock “heard a crack and it fell.”
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