Gulf Shores, ALA. (WPMI) - Six spring breakers were rushed to the hospital after a beach house deck they were standing on collapsed Monday, but friends tell Local 15 they’re all “doing okay.”
The collapse happened around 4:30 Monday afternoon at 1985 West Beach Boulevard. Witness accounts vary as to how many spring breakers were on the deck when it collapsed, ranging from 15 up to 50.
A family renting the beach house next door said there were “easily 40 people” on the deck when it gave way.
Spring breakers who were at the house described the hectic scene after the collapse.
“The support beams gave out, and the whole porch just collapsed,” one spring breaker who was inside the house told Local 15. “People said they couldn’t feel their legs. We were worried they might be paralyzed from the waist down.”
Fortunately, all of the injuries ended up being minor, according to Gulf Shores Police.
The house was being rented by students from Texas Christian University and the University of Texas.