Malibu crowded balcony collapse captured on video

'I literally saw all of my best friends and my girlfriend fall 15 feet to the rocks' a witness said

Horrifying video has captured the moment a crowded Malibu balcony collapsed on Saturday, injuring at least nine people, according to reports. 

Firefighters and paramedics were dispatched to the scene along the Pacific Coast Highway around 5:15 p.m., FOX 11 of Los Angeles reported. 

The incident was recorded from a neighboring property, which showed several people falling down to the rocks and sand below the beachfront home. 

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"(There were) probably like 10 people on the back deck and we heard a crack and I literally saw all of my best friends and my girlfriend fall 15 feet to the rocks," a witness told KABC-TV. "It was a freak accident. I don't know how that happens...the deck literally just gave out."

At least five people were hospitalized with moderate injuries and another five were treated at the scene, according to FOX 11

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Officials said at least fifteen people were on the deck at the time of the incident. The house was being rented out for a birthday party and the owner noted it wasn't built to hold the number of people who were on it Saturday, the station reported.

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LA County Fire Captain Ron Haralson told KABC-TV it was fortunate that more people weren't seriously injured. 

"Down below are jagged rocks, large rocks, so a very dangerous situation and fortunately, no one was hurt seriously or killed," Haralson said.