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Update: 2 Victims Critical After Bar Deck Collapses In Miami

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Authorities say an outdoor deck behind a popular Miami-area sports bar has collapsed into the waters of Biscayne Bay. Authorities say an outdoor deck behind a popular Miami-area sports bar has collapsed into the waters of Biscayne Bay.

June 13, 2013 Update at 5:50 a.m.

Deck collapses at popular Miami-area sports bar

The outdoor deck at a popular Miami-area sports bar partially collapsed during the NBA Finals, sending dozens of people into the shallow waters of Biscayne Bay.

The accident occurred around 9:45 p.m. Thursday as customers were watching the Miami Heat play the San Antonio Spurs.

Miami-Dade Fire Chief David Downey says 24 people were taken to area hospitals. A fire official says many had cuts and bruises, though one person suffered a fracture. Two people were in serious condition.

Authorities say 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 rescuers helped people from the water amid yelling, crying and a rush to find people.

June 13, 2013 Update

Authorities say an outdoor deck behind a popular Miami-area sports bar has collapsed during the NBA Finals, sending dozens of patrons into the shallow waters of Biscayne Bay and critically injuring three people.

The Miami Herald reports that the accident occurred around 9:45 p.m. at Shucker's Bar & Grill as customers were watching the Miami Heat play the San Antonio Spurs.

WSVN-TV reports that 24 people were injured, three critically. There were as many as 100 people on the deck at the time. Customers fell into several feet of water from the deck of the sports bar, which is located in North Bay Village, north of Miami Beach.

NBC6 reports that Miami-Dade Fire rescue divers are on the scene.

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