Seawall Beneath Swampscott Restaurant Partially Collapses Into Nahant Bay

Foto: Carl Stevens (WBZ)

SWAMPSCOTT, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A waterfront Swampscott restaurant was evacuated after a portion of the seawall under the structure collapsed into Nahant Bay Thursday.

Police and fire crews responded around 1:30 p.m. to the Mission on the Bay restaurant at 141 Humphrey St. Officials said that after observing debris from the wall was still sliding from underneath the restaurant, the decision was made to evacuate the 60 to 70 people working and eating in the building at the time. Swampscott police said no one was injured.

"I’m just happy that everyone got out safely, and we’re hopeful that we can stop any further damage from the wall and hopefully get this business back in operation as soon as possible," Swampscott Fire Chief Graham Archer told reporters Thursday afternoon.

Archer said the building inspector is on scene and will be working with an engineer on how to proceed. The main concern is the next high tide which comes in just before 11:30 p.m. Thursday night.

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