Deck collapses at Montana lodge during memorial event

Dillon says many of her friends and relatives were taken away in ambulances. Leslie Dillon tells the Daily Inter Lake that she was on the deck when it collapsed and that she walked away with bruising.

About 50 people were gathered to remember William Nickel, a longtime Flathead Valley firefighter who died in April.
(Firefighter/Engineer Mathew Borlandelli/Somers/Lakeside Fire Department via AP) In this image taken Saturday, June 17, 2017, debris is strewn about at the scene where a second-story deck collapsed at a lodge near Lakeside, Mont.

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Glacier Presbyterian Camp is on the west shore of Flathead Lake.

Bell says five people are in critical condition, but there are no reported fatalities. Lake County Sheriff Don Bell tells NBC Montana that six people were airlifted via helicopter.
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Saturday, but injuries range from mild to severe. The department says those injured range in age from children to the elderly. The Somers Rural Fire Department says all patients were in stable condition as of 7 p.m.


Authorities say 32 people were taken to hospitals, NBC Montana reports.

LAKESIDE, Mont. — A witness to the collapse of the second-story deck of a Montana lodge during a memorial event for a firefighter says about 50 people were gathered on the structure overlooking Flathead Lake.
The cause of the collapse on Saturday in Glacier Presbyterian Camp is under investigation.