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It was just a case of too many people on the pier that caused a section of the outside deck to collapse and sent people into the water six feet below the Tackle Box Pier in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize, over the Easter weekend. The incident took party-goers by surprise as they were enjoying Tackle Box’s Easter Beach Party, on Sunday, March 31, 2013, when the floor beneath some dancers gave way.

The incident occurred after midnight just when the party was at its peak, when the middle section of the outside deck collapsed, sending 51 people into the water, according to reports. There were no fatalities or serious injuries, but a reported 26 people suffered minor scratches and abrasions. Most of those who fell into the sea reported losing cell phones, cameras, clothing items and money.

The establishment was immediately shut down, but repairs were conducted the next day and the Easter celebrations continued.

Pier Collapse During Easter Break in San Pedro Sends 51 into the Water

Pier Collapse During Easter Break in San Pedro Sends 51 into the Water

Pier Collapse During Easter Break in San Pedro Sends 51 into the Water

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