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Five people hurt following deck collapse in Sandbridge

Virginia Beach EMS says all five patients have non-life-threatening injuries.

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Five people were taken to the hospital on Thursday evening after a vacation rental home's deck collapsed in the Sandbridge area of Virginia Beach.

A large family from Pittsburgh had been vacationing at the residence in the 3600 block of Sandfiddler Road when the second-story deck came crashing down onto the pool deck below, where some of the family members were.

Virginia Beach EMS reports Sandbridge Lifeguard Supervisors were the first to arrive on-scene, quickly following by the Virginia Beach Fire Department and EMS personnel.

"Ambulances pulled up pretty quickly," said Chad Houston, a neighbor vacationing from Cincinnati. "Apparently the back deck collapsed... thank goodness, apparently there was a neighbor out taking out the trash. I think he had some EMT experience and he called 911."

Officials said all five family members are expected to be OK.

Property details on the City of Virginia Beach’s website show the home was built in 2008.

The cause of the deck collapse is under investigation.

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