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21 taken to hospitals after deck collapses at NC beach home

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By M. Alex Johnson, Staff Writer, NBC News

More than 20 people were taken to hospitals Tuesday night after a deck collapsed at a condominium unit on Ocean Isle Beach, N.C., authorities said.

Anthony Marzano, director of emergency services in Brunswick County, on North Carolina's Atlantic coast, said a second-story deck collapsed onto a first-story concrete patio. About 25 people were on the deck at the time, he told NBC station WECT of Wilmington.

Twenty-one people had been transported to three hospitals, some with serious injuries, including broken bones, Marzano said. None of the injuries was considered life-threatening, but one patient was evacuated by helicopter to New Hanover Regional Medical Center, a Level 2 trauma center.

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Ocean Isle Town Administrator Daisy Ivey told WECT that the private home was being rented and that authorities had made contact with the owner.

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