A group of about 45 party goers, who were guests at the Tackle Box Bar and Grill on San Pedro, are still wondering tonight about what happened at the establishment to cause them to tumble unexpectedly into the sea.

At around 1:30 a.m. on Sunday, the patrons of the establishment were socializing on the deck area, which is built over the water, when parts of the wooden structure collapsed, dunking them in about 4 feet of water.

According to the San Pedro Sun, Police are reporting that as much as 500 people were inside the establishment at the time that the deck collapsed. Fortunately, no one received major injuries, but the 45 victims reported that they lost a number of personal items including cellular phones, cameras, jewelry and cash.

A parent of one of the victims contacted 7News to report that the police are saying that they can't do anything to recover damages.

According to her, the establishment's management has mysteriously made itself unavailable, and police are reportedly saying that the guests, including her child, should have known about the risks of going to the establishment. She further alleged that the police told her that this aspect of the incident is under the jurisdiction of the Island's Town Council.

Channel 7