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franklin county times

Monday Update: Church porch collapse injures 6

By Staff
Melissa Cason
RED BAY- Six people were injured Sunday afternoon when the concrete front porch of their church collapsed.
Six people fell at least 12 feet when the porch collapsed into the basement at Piney Grove Baptist Church in Red Bay.
Vina Fire and Rescue and Red Bay Fire Department were the first responders on the scene, and were later joined by the Russellville Fire Department. The Franklin County Sheriff's Department and the Red Bay Police Department were the responding law enforcement agencies.
NorthStar Paramedic Services from Red Bay and Russellville responded to the accident and were assisted by a paramedic service from Iuka, Miss., and Air Evac.
"Most of the injured were taken to Red Bay Hospital, but one patient was air lifted to Helen Keller Hospital," Franklin County Sheriff Larry Plott said.
He said most of the injuries were to the victim's backs, necks and legs.
None of the injuries were believed to be life threatening.
Check back with www.fct.wpengine.com throughout the week for updates and read the entire story in Wednesday's FCT.