FRANKLIN COUNTY, Pa. (WHTM)– Two people, including a child, were flown to the hospital after the railing to a balcony broke off at an apartment in Franklin County.
Chambersburg Fire Department Chief Dustin Ulrich, crews were called to the scene around 4:46 p.m. along Kennedy Street in the borough for a reported building collapse that turned into a porch collapse.
It was discovered by crews when they got to the scene that two people who were on the balcony fell off when a railing they were holding onto let go.
An adult and child fell about 12 feet, Ulrich said, because the railing was in bad condition and dry-rotted.
They were flown to a trauma center for treatment to their injuries which are serious but are not life-threatening, according to Ulrich.
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