Tinley Park porch collapse 911 calls released

July 30, 2013 3:53:32 PM PDT
Frantic calls to 911 dispatchers detail the chaotic moments following a weekend porch collapse in south suburban Tinley Park.

"Right behind me a porch just collapsed with a whole bunch of people on it," said the 911 caller.

"What happened?" said the 911 dispatcher.

"The deck fell! There was a party going on," said the caller.

"How many people?" said the dispatcher.

"Thirty?Thirty-five people," said the caller.

"All on the deck?" said the dispatcher.

"Uh, approximately, yes," said the caller.

Fourteen people were injured in the deck collapse Saturday night.

All but one of the victims was released from the hospital within 24 hours.

The deck was built about 6 feet off the ground.

Officials say the deck was built in 1998. The collapse remains under investigation.

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