Nine people were hurt and four of them were hospitalized after a crowded balcony collapsed during a party at a beachside home in Malibu, authorities said.
As many as 15 adults were on the balcony overlooking the Pacific Saturday evening when it collapsed and crashed up to 15 feet to rocks below, according to witnesses and the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
Four people were transported to hospitals with non-critical injuries, LA County Fire Captain Ron Haralson said Sunday.
Five others who fell were evaluated at the scene and declined transport, Haralson said.
Security camera footage from the home next door obtained by CBS 2 shows a group of people looking out at the waves when the balcony gives way.
Haralson said the accident happened during a large gathering at the house on a coastal stretch about 20 miles west of downtown Los Angeles.
The City of Malibu sent its wishes for a full and speedy recovery to the people who were injured during the collapse of a balcony at a house in Malibu.
According to city officials, the property in question had a valid short-term rental permit with the City in line with the City’s short-term rental ordinance. Malibu Code Enforcement is investigating any potential violations of occupancy limits of that permit or any other issues with that property, and Building and Safety staff are investigating the incident as well.
In response to the balcony collapse, the building has been red tagged in conjunction with the Los Angeles County Fire Department.