Ruidoso Porch Collapse

Ruidoso – Building officials in Ruidoso are investigating what caused a deck to give way during a family birthday party over the weekend, sending more than two dozen people plunging two stories.

Ruidoso fire department spokesman Harlan Vincent says two people were seriously hurt when they fell more than 20 feet. One man was flown to a hospital in Lubbock, Texas, and a woman was taken to El Paso.

He said 15 to 20 people -- ranging in age from 20 to 70 -- were on the deck at a private home when it collapsed Saturday night.


Information from: KOB-TV,

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