A weekend on the water proved to be extra-memorable for people attending a flotilla party on Lake George in northwest Volusia County May 7.
Fights broke out between partygoers, and one seriously injured person was airlifted to a hospital. The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office was backed up by officers of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and deputies from the Seminole and Orange county sheriff’s offices in responding to the mayhem.
Five people were arrested, three of whom were charged with boating under the influence of alcohol, and two for disorderly conduct.
Thirty-eight citations were issued for boating violations, and 108 warnings were also issued. Video taken by the Volusia Sheriff’s Office shows party patrons beating each other.