Over 50 Injured as Deck Collapses at Montana Lodge

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Determining the cause of the collapse will be up to the resort's insurer, Lake County Sheriff Don Bell said.

First responders rushed adults and children to various medical facilities, while the critically injured were airlifted to hospitals. "Many employees from multiple departments across both hospitals responded to help, including members of the housekeeping team who came in to keep rooms cleaned for immediate turnover".

"It was not a crime, so we won't be investigating it, ' he said".

A 10-foot-high section of the deck buckled after a memorial service held in the camp's lodge.

Other patients went to North Valley Hospital, St. Joseph Medical Center in Polson, St. Luke Community Hospital and St. Patrick Hospital. And while Sheriff Bell told us he couldn't give us an exact number of those critically injured he did tell us that some people were transported in the "red" category. He says that the cause will be determined by the insurance investigator.

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Glacier Camp lodge in Lakeside, Montana.

The injured were taken by ambulance and helicopters to five hospitals - the nearest one 30 miles (48 kilometers) away - while others drove themselves to be treated for broken bones, scrapes and bruises.

The Somers fire department says the area experienced another balcony collapse about a year ago during a party at a private residence with 20 people involved. Please join us in praying for the injured and their families.

Glacier Presbyterian Camp is on the west shore of Flathead Lake south of Lakeside and is owned by Glacier Presbytery, according to the camps website.

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