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Memorial Day gathering gone wrong: Deck collapses in Brooklyn, NY

from NBC New York

What began as a fun Memorial Day celebration ended with a near tragedy in Mill Basin, after a deck collapsed into Jamaica Bay. "There was a huge crashing sound," said 15 year old Claudine Amsalem. "And when I looked over, the pool was gone and my sisters and cousin were gone with it." Amsalem said the family had just set up a 15-by-4 foot above-ground pool on the deck of their new home. The family had been swimming in the pool all morning and afternoon and several people had gotten out of the pool to get ready for dinner. Ten to fifteen minutes later, the deck collapsed. more

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