UPDATE: Destin condominium complex where balcony collapsed to be inspected

(WTVY News 4)
Published: Mar. 2, 2017 at 11:41 AM CST
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The general manager of a Florida Panhandle condominium complex says the building will undergo inspections following a balcony collapse that injured 11 people.

The incident occurred Wednesday at Sandpiper Cove in Destin as seasonal residents gathered to celebrate a friend's 82nd birthday. The wooden second floor balcony collapsed, spilling residents onto the ground below.

Jack Scelsi says building professionals will conduct inspections to identify any other issues at the complex.

An Okaloosa County Sheriff's report identified the injured as residents of Kentucky, Indiana and Ontario. They ranged in age from 71 to 90.

The Northwest Daily News reports none of the injuries were thought to be life-threatening.


Authorities say 11 people were injured when a Florida Panhandle condo's second-floor balcony collapsed.

An Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office news release says the wooden balcony failed Wednesday afternoon at Sandpiper Cove Condominiums in Destin. Authorities say two of the people suffered significant injuries, though none of them appeared to be life-threatening.

Officials didn't immediately identify the victims but said they were seasonal residents from Indiana and Kentucky.