25 Individuals Were Hospitalized After A Deck Collapsed In Billings, Montana

Montana Country Club Deck Collapses
Montana Country Club Deck Collapses

At least 33 people were injured after a deck collapsed at a Montana country club Saturday, police and news reports said.

The Billings Police Department responded to a complaint of a patio collapse in Billings around 7:50 p.m. MDT, where they discovered numerous people injured, according to a Facebook statement from the department.

Lt. Matt Lennick of the Billings Police Department stated there were no fatalities at the time, but a “large number of individuals” were brought to local hospitals.

Billings police said in a Sunday update that 25 adults were brought to local hospitals, eight were treated at the site and later released, and an unknown number “walked away without treatment.”

According to KTVQ-TV, the event happened at the Briarwood Golf and country club.

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Multiple Casualties Were Sent To Two Different Hospitals

The Billings Clinic’s CEO, Dr. Clint Seger, stated in a statement that the hospital had six patients and was expecting three more. According to another Billings Clinic employee, 11 people were sent to the hospital, according to The Billings Gazette.

“We have multiple trauma surgeons, ER physicians and the ER team along with critical care staff on site receiving patients,” Seger said in the statement.

Montana Country Club Deck Collapses

“We are thankful for all of the responders working on these units, those that were called in to respond with the additional units and the hospital staff at both hospitals,” Lennick said.

USA TODAY has reached out to the Billings Police Department and Billings Fire Fighters for more information.

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