A family reunion took an unexpected turn when the dock used as a photo site suddenly collapsed.
The dock was on the Boca Bayou condominium complex located between U.S. 1 and Dixie Hwy, south of Royal Palm Way.
Thirteen people assembled for a family picture plunged into the water, two members were taken to Boca Raton Regional Hospital reporting minor injuries. Everyone else refused treatment.
“A family reunion was in process at the clubhouse,” said Bob Lemons, a spokesman for Boca Raton Fire Rescue. “Since they had everybody together from across the country they wanted a family picture with a nice setting on the water.”
As the group was positioning for the photo, the back of the dock collapsed. “And they all kind of rolled into the water,” Lemons said.
By the time the first fire truck arrived, everybody was out of the water, Lemons said.
After everyone dried off and changed clothes the party resumed.
“No one got the picture though,” Lemons confirmed.