At least 22 people injured in deck collapse at New Jersey beach house

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(CNN) — At least 22 people were injured Saturday evening after a multilevel deck collapsed at a home in Wildwood, New Jersey, according to representatives for area hospitals.

The deck collapsed at a three-story home on East Baker Avenue. Video from CNN affiliate WPVI showed the deck on the ground in front of a home not far from the ocean.

All but one of the injured were initially taken to Cape Regional Medical Center in Cape May, spokeswoman Susan Staeger said.

One patient from Cape Regional was taken by helicopter to a trauma center and another was driven to another medical facility, Staeger said. Eight patients were still being evaluated at Cape Regional, but Staeger did not have details of their conditions.

Eleven people have been treated and released, she said. Two or three children were among the injured and were discharged, she added.

One person was treated at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City, spokeswoman Jennifer Tornetta said, adding she didn’t have information on the person’s condition.

Wildwood is a city of about 5,000 people on the South Jersey coast. It is the site of the yearly convention of the New Jersey State Firemen’s Association. The convention started on Saturday, according to the association’s website.

The Sussex County Fire Chiefs Association posted on Facebook that between six and eight members from Branchville and their family members were on the second-floor deck when the top deck collapsed. They were treated for injuries, none of which were life-threatening, the post said.

The association updated its post to say that all but one person from Sussex County was released from the hospital Saturday evening.

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