The Heat beat the Spurs last night to tie their best-of-7 NBA Finals series at 2-2. So everyone in Miami should be happy this morning. But unfortunately, a tragedy took place at a Miami sports bar during Game 4 of the Finals that will certainly put a damper on the mood of the city today.
During the game last night, dozens of people were gathered on the outdoor deck at Shuckers Waterfront Grill, a sports bar in the North Bay Village section of Miami. They were standing around the TVs broadcasting the game outside and cheering on their team. Then suddenly, the entire deck collapsed, sending scores of Heat fans plunging into the Biscayne Bay. In total, 33 people were injured with two of the injuries being labeled as serious. Investigators don't believe that there were any fatalities in the accident, but they are still taking a look at the scene to see exactly how and why the deck collapsed in the first place.
"This is a real tragedy," North Bay Village Mayor Connie Kreps said. "Shuckers has been here for many, many years. People come from all around to enjoy the view and the food. This is really unfortunate."
Sure is. We hope that everyone who was injured is able to recover in time for Game 5. Check out the thumbs gallery to see some photos from the tragic scene.
[via USA Today]