Walkway collapse injures 17 on coastal Georgia dock

Published: Sep. 22, 2022 at 5:59 AM EDT
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ST. MARYS, Ga. (AP) — A metal boat gangway collapsed on a coastal Georgia dock, injuring 17 people, including six who were sent to local hospitals.

A group of Navy veterans was boarding a cruise on Tuesday in St. Marys, Georgia when the gangway collapsed with a loud noise.

Those waiting were Navy veterans and relatives having a reunion of crew members of the submarine USS Angler.

St. Marys Mayor John Morrissey says it’s too early to tell why the city-owned ramp collapsed.

The city has temporarily closed its piers and boat ramps to inspect for other problems.