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Miami restaurant deck collapse sends diners into water

June 13, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
An outdoor deck at a Miami-area restaurant where basketball fans were watching the NBA Finals partially collapsed Thursday night, sending dozens of people into the shallow waters of Biscayne Bay.

The incident happened around 9:45 p.m. ET at Shucker's Bar & Grill in North Bay Village, north of Miami Beach. Officials said about 100 people were on the deck when it gave way. Twenty-four people were transported to area hospitals. Two were in serious condition, according to officials.

The manager of the restaurant said the deck collapsed when fans jumped up as the Miami Heat scored a basket against the San Antonio Spurs.

According to authorities, everyone was accounted for, but divers and choppers were still searching to be sure there were no additional victims.

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