Florida ‘mayhem’ lake party fight leaves 1 hospitalized, multiple arrested


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A Florida lake party dubbed “Mayhem at Lake George” resulted in multiple arrests and the hospitalization of one partygoer after a fight broke out, authorities said.

The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office shared aerial video of multiple males fist-fighting near the DJ barge.

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“Like anything else you’re going to have knuckleheads to try to ruin everything and our job is to eradicate the knuckleheads,” Sheriff Mike Chitwood told FOX35 Orlando.

The sheriff’s chopper pilot spotted an unconscious man bleeding from his head on the stage and moved in to render aid, authorities told the station. With help from some partygoers, deputies were able to get the man to the helicopter.

One partygoer was hospitalized, authorities said.
(Volusia County Sheriff’s Office)

Chitwood said deputies also arrested around 12 people. The arrests included some of those believed to be involved in the fight along with several alleged boating DUIs. 

A fight broke out at the unsanctioned "Mayhem at Lake George" event, authorities said.

A fight broke out at the unsanctioned “Mayhem at Lake George” event, authorities said.
(Volusia County Sheriff’s Office)

Authorities also issued eight citations and 50 warning, according to law enforcement.

Authorities from eight agencies responded to the event.

Authorities from eight agencies responded to the event.
(Volusia County Sheriff’s Office)

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The “Mayhem” party is an unsanctioned event that has been held on the lake on the first Saturday of every May, the station reported.

Multiple agencies assisted the sheriff’s office response to the event including, the Coast Guard, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Volusia County Fire Services, and sheriff’s offices from Seminole County, Orange County, Lake County and St. Johns County.



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