06/12/2015 03:39 EDT | Updated 06/12/2016 05:59 EDT

12 teenagers hospitalized after deck falls at least 3 metres to the ground

BRAZIL LAKE, N.S. - RCMP in south-western Nova Scotia are investigating a deck collapse that hospitalized 12 teenagers.

Police say about 40 people were on the deck at a home in Brazil Lake, near Yarmouth, when it collapsed around 2:30 p.m. Friday.

The deck was a little over three metres above the ground.

Police say those injured, all between the ages of 17 and 18, were taken to three local hospitals.