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Why Did "Tackle Box" Collapse?

Posted By: Marty

Why Did "Tackle Box" Collapse? - 04/03/13 01:29 PM

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

Posted By: Marty

Re: Why Did "Tackle Box" Collapse? - 04/03/13 01:43 PM

Over-crowded deck collapses into the water at Tackle Box Bar

About 45 party-goers were scared and sustained minor injuries after a portion of the flooring of an over-the-water deck they were on collapsed into shallow water over the weekend. The incident occurred at the Tackle Box Bar and Grill in San Pedro Town sometime around 1:30AM on Easter Sunday.

According to police reports, the outer deck of the establishment gave in and fell into the sea along with some 45 patrons. San Pedro police are reporting that as many as 500 people were inside the establishment socializing as part of the Easter activities on the island. It appears that due to the weight of the crowd, a large portion of the wooden floor collapsed into the sea which was about four feet in depth. The incident caused quite a scare to the party-goers and local authorities on the island were forced to close the establishment for the night.

San Pedro police indicated that a number of people have complained of varying degrees of injuries as well as lost or damaged valuable items such as cell phones, cameras, jewelry and even cash. According to police, while there was no loss of life, the incident highlights the need to have over-the-water establishments on the island inspected annually by certified engineers. It also highlights the need to require such establishments to periodically make renovations to avoid similar incidents, commented the Officer in Charge of the San Pedro Police Department, Superintendent of Police Luis Castellanos.

San Pedro police have indicated that those who received injuries sought private medical attention.

San Pedro Sun

Posted By: Marty

Re: Why Did "Tackle Box" Collapse? - 04/03/13 08:29 PM

Ambergris Today story and pics:
http://www.ambergristoday.com/conte...ng-easter-break-san-pedro-sends-51-water
Posted By: crockhunter

Re: Why Did "Tackle Box" Collapse? - 04/04/13 03:40 PM

500 people inside Tackle Box? Did it expand in the last four weeks? I don't think you could stack that many people in there.
Posted By: Phil

Re: Why Did "Tackle Box" Collapse? - 04/04/13 04:27 PM

Serious? Tackle Box is big and the deck at the back where the collapse happened is half as big again.
Posted By: champion

Re: Why Did "Tackle Box" Collapse? - 04/04/13 05:57 PM

Originally Posted by Phil
Serious? Tackle Box is big and the deck at the back where the collapse happened is half as big again.

I question the number also, lets say 1 person equals a space on the floor of 2'x 2'= 4sq feet x 500 = 2000 sq feet unobstructed area. Now input chairs, tables, bar area, storage, bathrooms etc., double that maybe for a total of 4000 sq feet or 40 by 100. So, it's been a while since Iv'e been there, do those numbers jive?
Posted By: Phil

Re: Why Did "Tackle Box" Collapse? - 04/04/13 08:34 PM

45 people got dunked. The section that dropped looked about 6x20. I'd guess it was a packed dance floor.
Posted By: brotherbill

Re: Why Did "Tackle Box" Collapse? - 04/06/13 10:40 PM

does anybody know who gives a tantric massage in town?
Posted By: Marty

Re: Why Did "Tackle Box" Collapse? - 04/08/13 01:20 PM

Posted By: robvee

Re: Why Did "Tackle Box" Collapse? - 04/08/13 01:34 PM

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