Miami Deck Collapsed Injuring Dozens

A deck collapsed at Shucker’s Bar and Grill just north of Miami, sending dozens of people into the waters of Biscayne Bay.

The outdoor deck partially collapsed during the NBA Finals, around 9:45 p.m. Thursday as customers were watching the Miami Heat play the San Antonio Spurs.

Authorities said about 100 people were on the deck of Shucker’s Bar & Grill in North Bay Village, north of Miami Beach, when it gave way.

Sports bar customers – and later rescuers – helped people from the water amid yelling, crying and a rush to find people who might be submerged.

“According to witnesses, a lot of people jumped in to help,” Downey said.


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