Twenty-one children and two adults were injured when a platform collapsed at an indoor physical fitness center in San Diego, California. "Once the majority of the kids got up there, the whole platform collapsed", he said.
One child possibly suffered a moderate spinal cord injury due to the way he fell and a second child suffered a possible moderate head injury, the San Diego Fire Department said. All are expected to survive.
Almost two dozen people were injured Saturday night when a wooden platform collapsed during a birthday party at a San Diego gym, officials said.
Parents rushed to the area to find their children.
City building inspectors arrived to survey the scene Saturday night and will continue to investigate the collapse on Sunday.
One of the injured adults was a 72-year-old woman and the other was 46 years old.
Fire department spokesman Jose Ysea said numerous children were taken to hospitals. My heart aches for the families who call Vault PK home. Many parents were probably using a Groupon that had been offered for the event, he said.
His kids suffered minor scrapes, Saari said.
Besides paintball, the warehouse includes trampolines and bouncy houses.
He also explained how tough the evening was for parents who came in search of their children. The gym specializes in parkour, which is a sport that requires athletes to navigate obstacle courses. Many victims were being carried off in ambulances by medical personnel.