This is such a tragedy!
I never like to hear of stories like this. Not only did the deck collapse, but there were people UNDER the deck.
Thoughts and prayers to everyone involved!
Dispatch says the emergency call came in around 5 p.m. According to Virginia Beach Fire officials, the collapse was of a 2nd story deck. Officials say 911 calls reported there were possibly 20 people on the deck at the time of the collapse.
Bruce Nedelka, who is the division chief for Virginia Beach EMS, says seven people were transported to the hospital, one with serious but non-life threatening injuries, three with serious but not critical injuries, and three others with non-serious injuries.