Technological Disaster in United Kingdom on September 19 2016 01:58 PM (UTC).
An investigation is underway after ten people were injured after a balcony collapsed at Bovey Castle. Fourteen people were on the balcony at the five-star castle in the heart of Dartmoor in the early hours of Sunday morning when it collapsed. Ten people were treated by ambulance crews, six of whom were rushed to hospital. Police say that two people sustained serious injuries. A health and safety investigation, led by Teignbridge Council, has begun, and police investigations into the incident and the cause of the collapse are believed to be on-going. An ambulance service spokesman confirmed that nine units were sent to the scene at 4am on Sunday. They added: "We were sent to Bovey Castle to a report of ten casualties, six of those were taken to hospital. Three were taken to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital and three were taken to Torbay Hospital. Four people were treated on the scene as they were 'walking wounded'. "We sent six ambulances, one rapid response vehicle and two HART vehicles." A Teignbridge Council spokesman said: "Teignbridge's Environmental Health Officers were called to an incident over the weekend at Bovey Castle. "Initial reports said a balcony had collapsed at one of the holiday lodges in the grounds of the castle. "Our Duty Standby Officer visited and met with hotel management and emergency services. "Devon Building Control Partnership attended to ensure the building was made safe. A health and safety investigation is ongoing." A police spokesman added: "Police, fire and ambulance crews were called to the castle at 4.15am after reports of a collapsed balcony which had fourteen on it. There were several casualties who sustained minor cuts, grazes and dislocations. "Two people had sustained serious injuries and were taken to hospital. Their condition is not believed to be serious. "Teignbridge Council are leading the investigation, supported by the Police." A spokesman for Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said: "The fire service were called at 4.18am on Sunday after reports of a balcony collapsing at the Bovey Castle Hotel, North Bovey. "A crew from Moretonhampstead attended and assisted paramedics with casualty care and also helped with scene safety. Police and ambulance crews were also in attendance. "It was reported that the balcony, which had 14 people on it, fell from a height of two metres and several casualties sustained minor cuts, grazes and dislocations." Bovey Castle is located in the heart of Dartmoor National Park in Devon. The five-star venue rests in 275 acres of beautiful countryside and rolling valleys and first opened as a hotel and golf resort in 1930 by Great Western Railways. It features 60 bedrooms in the castle and 22 self-catering country lodges nestled in the grounds, which also include a spa and award-winning 18 hole championship golf course. The hotel has been approached for comment but has not yet responded.