Dock collapse at The Wreck of the Richard & Charlene

A dock collapsed adjacent to the popular Shem Creek restaurant The Wreck of the Richard & Charlene on Saturday, June 29, 2019, sending about 20 people into the water. Mount Pleasant Police Department/Provided

A dock at a popular Mount Pleasant restaurant gave way on Saturday, sending patrons into the water, authorities have said. 

The incident happened at The Wreck of the Richard & Charlene on Shem Creek, according to the Mount Pleasant Police Department. About 20 people ended up in the water.

"It is believed that everyone is out of the water but a diver is checking the area," police said Saturday night.

Three people were transported to a hospital suffering minor injuries.

Further information was not immediately available. 

The restaurant's owners could not immediately be reached for comment. 

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Gregory Yee covers breaking news and public safety. He's a native Angeleno and previously covered crime and courts for the Press-Telegram in Long Beach, CA. He studied journalism and Spanish literature at the University of California, Irvine.

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