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No serious injuries reported in Avon deck collapse

A deck collapsed in Avon around 7:30 p.m. on Friday, June 5.

Three people from northern Virginia were transported by Dare County Emergency Medical Services to The Outer Banks Hospital. All were released.

The rental cottage is in the 39300 block of Sandfiddler Lane. The one-story cottage was built in 1978.

Dare County Fire Marshal Steve Kovacs reports that the deck collapse was caused by a failure within one girder attached to a piling. No damage was reported in the main structure.

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Courtesy Hatteras Island Rescue Squad

Some 15 members of the Hatteras Island Rescue Squad responded to the call. The squad has trained for a deck collapse incident.

Also responding were members of the Avon Volunteer Fire Department, Dare County Sheriff’s deputies, two Emergency Medical Services teams and Dare County building inspectors.

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