Two People Injured in Dewey Beach Roof Collapse


Image courtesy Dewey Beach PD

Two people were injured when the ceiling in their bedroom collapsed.  Dewey Beach Police and Rehoboth Beach fire officials were called to the ocean block of Read Avenue after sheets of drywall and insulation fell from the ceiling.  The couple – a 79 year old man and 68 year old woman – both from Milford were able to free themselves.  Both were treated for minor injuries at Beebe Medical Center.  The cause of the collapse is under investigation – a Dewey Beach Building official and the Sussex County Building Code office are assisting.