Coast Guard search-and-rescue crews respond to pier collapse

Southeastern Coast Guard NewsMIAMI — Two rescue crews from Coast Guard Station Miami responded to the report of a pier collapse in North Bay Village, Fla., Thursday night.

Approximately 100 people were reported to be on a pier near the 79th street causeway in North Bay Village when it collapsed at approximately 10:00 p.m.

Coast Guard Sector Miami watchstanders received the report from Miami-Dade Fire Rescue dispatchers and have launched two Station Miami boatcrew to assist Miami-Dade Police and Fire Rescue.

“We will continue to do whatever we can to assist during this incident,” said Cmdr. Darren Caprara, Coast Guard Sector Miami chief of response. “We are fortunate to have strong interagency relationships and are poised to continue to assist our local agency partners as needed.”

North Bay Village Police Department is currently the lead agency for the response.

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