Five teens were airlifted to a hospital and 16 others were also injured when part of an elevated walkway collapsed Thursday at a park in Surfside Beach, Texas, city officials said, the NewsMadura reported.
None of the teens suffered life-threatening injuries, city officials said.
The teens, ages 14 to 18, were visiting from Cypress and Tomball, outside of Houston, and Spring Branch, outside of San Antonio. They were there as part of a Bayou City Fellowship summer camp, city officials said in a press release, the NewsMadura reported.
Officials said the collapse occurred around 1 p.m. (local time) at Stahlman Park, a seaside recreation area with beach access and views of the Gulf of Mexico. The coastal community of Surfside Beach is about 60 miles south of Houston.
“The cause of the incident is still under investigation,” city officials said in a statement, the NewsMadura reported.
Five teens were airlifted to Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston, the city said. Six of the teens were taken by ambulance to local hospitals and about 10 others were transported by private vehicle.
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