Dewey Beach

Woman Dies After Balcony Collapses in Dewey Beach

Two women from South Webster, Ohio, fell about 10 feet to the balcony below, police said

Dewey Beach Police

A woman died Tuesday after a third-floor balcony collapsed in Dewey Beach, police said.

The Dewey Beach Police Department responded about 4:50 p.m. on Memorial Day to 4 Read Ave. to a collapsed balcony with injuries reported.  

Two women from South Webster, Ohio, fell about 10 feet to the balcony below, police said. 

“The responding officers were able to secure the partially detached floor, and the victims were removed from the residence by the Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Department,” according to police. 

The names of the victims were not released. The woman who died was 57.

Police said she was originally reported to be in stable condition, but she “began to deteriorate throughout the night” and “ultimately succumbed to her injuries around 7:00 AM.”

The other victim is 47 and suffered multiple fractures. She is being treated at a Delaware medical center. 

“This investigation is ongoing and the Dewey Beach Police Department is working closely with town officials and other outside agencies,” police said. 

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