LAKESIDE, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on a deck collapse in Montana that injured more than 50 people (all times local):
A Montana hospital official says two patients who were critically injured in a deck collapse have been upgraded and are in good condition.
Mellody Sharpton of Kalispell Regional Medical Center said Monday that just nine of the 27 people who were hospitalized there after Saturday’s collapse at Glacier Presbyterian Camp remain. All are listed in good condition.
More than 50 people were injured when the deck gave way following a memorial service for a firefighter who died in April.
Most were taken to Kalispell Regional, but others were transported to four other hospitals.
It wasn’t immediately clear how many of those patients remain hospitalized.
Police officials say a Montana resort’s insurer will investigate what caused a second-story deck to collapse and injure at least 50 people.
Two of those people are in critical condition from Saturday’s accident at a memorial service for a firefighter who died in April.
Witness Leslie Dillon says dozens of people gathered on the deck overlooking Flathead Lake after the service ended when the 10-foot high structure fell.
Lake County Sheriff Don Bell says his department won’t investigate the collapse because there wasn’t a crime. He says that the cause will be determined by the insurance investigator.
The injured were treated at five area hospitals. Kalispell Regional Medical Center spokeswoman Allison Meilicke says one of the two patients in critical condition was transported to a hospital in Seattle.