Nearly a dozen people were injured Saturday when a platform bridge to the Doubling Point Lighthouse collapsed.
Emergency officials were dispatched to the historic coastal Arrowsic destination shortly before 1 p.m. Five people were brought to a nearby hospital, and six people were treated at the scene, Bath Deputy Fire Chief Chris Cummings told NEWS CENTER Maine. All 11 were reportedly on the platform when it collapsed, causing them to fall onto the rocks and mud below, according to Karen McLean, a former Coast Guard keeper at Doubling Point and Doubling Point Range Lights
Access to the lighthouse has been closed, and it was said to remain closed for the immediate future.
The Bath Fire Department, Bath Police Department, Arrowsic first responders, and Sagadahoc County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to the scene.