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Horrifying moment packed Malibu beach house balcony collapses on to rocks below leaving two injured

Horrifying moment balcony packed with party-goers watching sunset collapses 15ft onto rocks below at rented Malibu beach house leaving 10 injured

  • About 15 people were on the balcony when it collapsed and fell onto rocks below
  • Four, including two critically injured, were hospitalized, five treated at the scene 
  • House had been rented for the weekend and had an official capacity of six
  • Owner had repeatedly begged renters to reduce the number of people present

This is the horrifying moment a packed Malibu beach house balcony gave way and collapsed on to the rocks below, leaving two partygoers critically injured. 

The house had been rented for the weekend and had an official capacity of six, but more than 30 people were at the party, the owner said. 

About 15 people plunged 10 to 15ft to the ground when the balcony collapsed  around 5:30pm on Saturday. 

This is the horrifying moment a packed Malibu beach house balcony gave way and collapsed on to the rocks below, leaving two partygoers critically injured

Guests were enjoying the Malibu sunshine when the balcony started to crack and then gave way

Guests were enjoying the Malibu sunshine when the balcony started to crack and then gave way

About 15 people who were standing on the balcony when it collapsed were plunged between 10 and 15ft onto rocks below

About 15 people who were standing on the balcony when it collapsed were plunged between 10 and 15ft onto rocks below

The house was declared uninhabitable by the LA County Fire Department after the balcony collapse on Saturday

The house was declared uninhabitable by the LA County Fire Department after the balcony collapse on Saturday

A witness told KCLA: ‘We heard a crack, and I literally saw all my best friends and my girlfriend fall 15-feet to the rocks. The deck just literally gave out. It could’ve been a lot worse, but it’s pretty awful’.

Four guests were taken to hospital and five were treated at the scene by fire department officials after the incident. Everyone who fell was evacuated from the beach.

The beach house owner said she heard about the party after she checked her surveillance cameras when a neighbor complained about the noise. 

Four guests were taken to hospital and five were treated at the scene by fire department officials after they were plunged from the balcony onto jagged rocks below

 Four guests were taken to hospital and five were treated at the scene by fire department officials after they were plunged from the balcony onto jagged rocks below

About 15 people were on the balcony and were plunged 10 to 15ft to the ground when it collapsed around 5:30pm

About 15 people were on the balcony and were plunged 10 to 15ft to the ground when it collapsed around 5:30pm 

She then repeatedly called the tenants asking them to reduce the number of people or leave the property, but they refused. 

The balcony collapsed less than 30 minutes after she ended the phone call. She said she had told tenants they were not allowed to throw parties.

Public Information Officer with the LA County Fire Department Ron Haralson told KTLA the balcony had collapsed during a ‘large social gathering’ on Saturday. 

He added: ‘Down below are jagged rocks, large rocks, so a very dangerous situation’.   

The house has been declared uninhabitable by the fire department.

The house, which had been rented for the weekend had an official capacity of six, but around 30 people were at the party on Saturday

The house, which had been rented for the weekend had an official capacity of six, but around 30 people were at the party on Saturday

Four guests were taken to hospital and five were treated at the scene by fire department officials after the incident

Four guests were taken to hospital and five were treated at the scene by fire department officials after the incident

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